Title

Microwave spectrum of 2,3,5,6 tetrafluorophenol

School Name

South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Chemistry

Presentation Type

Mentored

Abstract

We measured the microwave spectrum of 2,3,5,6 tetrafluorophenol for the first time. Microwave spectroscopy is used to determine a molecule’s rotation, and then constants that then show us a molecule’s shape. We measured rotational frequencies from 8000 to 18000 MHz to determine those constants. We performed 10,000 averages on the oscilloscope that we then had to analyze to show us the constants and prime numbers. Before we measured our chemical, we used Gaussian 03W to provide us with calculations to give us a base prediction as to what the constants would look like. Analysis of results is ongoing.

Location

HSS 202

Start Date

4-2-2022 10:00 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

Yes

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Apr 2nd, 10:00 AM

Microwave spectrum of 2,3,5,6 tetrafluorophenol

HSS 202

We measured the microwave spectrum of 2,3,5,6 tetrafluorophenol for the first time. Microwave spectroscopy is used to determine a molecule’s rotation, and then constants that then show us a molecule’s shape. We measured rotational frequencies from 8000 to 18000 MHz to determine those constants. We performed 10,000 averages on the oscilloscope that we then had to analyze to show us the constants and prime numbers. Before we measured our chemical, we used Gaussian 03W to provide us with calculations to give us a base prediction as to what the constants would look like. Analysis of results is ongoing.