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Raman spectroscopy help (simple)

  1. Nov 29, 2011 #1
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    The Raman spectrum of ethene, obtained using 488.0nm radiation from a laser, shows an intense line at 540.0nm. Calculate the wavenumber for this vibration

    I know that you get stokes, anti-stokes and rayleigh scattering. Not sure how to calculate the wavenumber though . I know its not as simple as taking the reciprical of the wavelength though

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  3. Dec 4, 2011 #2


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    Try to Wiki Raman spectroscopy. Pretty simple IMO but not as simple as just asking for the answer, eh?
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