Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


Faculty of Science


This is a sTst^aatie stmdj of the hydrogen bonding of ]:iydrox7l groups ÍM moa-polar solvents by the infrared spectroscopic method« Orer thirty new cofflbinations of alcoholic proton donor and proton acceptor have been sho^ to be amenable to study in the vapour phase* Previously feiüer than a half dozen had been examined* Values of the hydrosyl freqpiency shift on association (AV) and the half-int^sity band-iddth (v^) of the association band are reported for measurements in the vapour and in carbon tetrachloride solution* Values of áv in the vapour phase were found to obey a simple product rule



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