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    • Keywords


      IR; hydrate; BeSO4.4H2O; crystal water; SO42−

    • Abstract


      IR spectra of BeSO4.4H2O and its deuterated analogue at ∼300 K and ∼110 K are reported in the region 4000–1200 cm−1 using thin film and nujol mull techniques. The observed bands have been assigned as the internal modes of the water and the overtones and combinations of various modes using the recently revised assignments of SO42− and Be(aq)4 fundamentals in the region 1200–250 cm−1 (Srivastavaet al 1976). The splitting of the internal modes of water has been discussed in the light of the effects of deuteration and cooling and it is shown that all the water molecules in a unit cell are asymmetric but crystallographically equivalent.

    • Author Affiliations


      Bipin K Srivastava1 D P Khandelwal1 H D Bist2

      1. Department of Physics, H. B. Technological Institute, Kanpur - 208002
      2. Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur - 208016
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