Acetonitrile – Molecular vibrations

Molecular vibrations for acetonitrile.

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Do you recognise the energetic order of the vibrations? Explain the following rules for the wavenumbers:

  • Light atoms > heavy atoms
  • Stretch > bend
  • Triple bond > double bond > single bond