I'm trying to teach myself the theory behind NMR spectroscopy, but I am having some trouble with some pchem/physics concepts that I have never seen before.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The chapter I am currently on talks about the quantization of nuclear angular momentum. What I don't understand is, what is the difference between spin number (I) and nuclear spin angular momentum which my book gives as

P=h/2pi (I(I+1))^1/2

I have looked up what nuclear spin number (I) means on some physics websites and they state that I is the total angular momentum of the nuclei so I don't really understand what P really is if I is the total angular momentum of the nuclei.

Another term they talk about in the chapter is quantum number m_I (is this almost the same thing as the quantum number m_s for the electron?).

Given a magnetic field of strengthB(in the z direction)a magnetic momentuwould have an energy U given by

U=-u.B=-u_zB where u_z is the z component ofu. They then go on to show that the energy is given by

U=-y(h/2pi)m_IB (y is the magnetogyric ratio) and state that there are 2I+1 values for m_I.

Could someone please explain P, I, and m_I ?? sorry for the equations, I don't know how to use latex.

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