Welcome to the eduSpec website! Here, you can find:

  • a demonstration of the eduSpec application for learning spectral interpretation;
  • a free download package with installation guide;
  • a description of eduSpec, together with background information, goals and future plans.

In short, eduSpec is an application that aims to help students learn how to interpret the spectra that originate from infrared and NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry, three advanced techniques that are widely used in chemical laboratories.

The focus in this application is phenomenological: what do the peaks in the spectra tell us? You will not find much background on the inner workings of the spectroscopic techniques; this knowledge is assumed to have been provided to the students via lectures or other didactical means of choice.

eduSpec is developed at the Science Faculty of Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands by the eduSpec team.