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Name: Joe
Status: other
Grade: 12+
Country: USA
Date: Summer 2010

Do nitrogen bonds (in a molecule) have a resonance frequency?


I am not sure what you mean by "resonance frequency" but since it is possible to do Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy using nitrogen-15 as the target nuclei, then I would say that, yes, nitrogen bonds have an active magnetic resonance that can be used to image molecular structures or map a solid mass.

Greg (Roberto Gregorius)
Canisius College

It is difficult to define the term "resonant frequency" because it depends on what is "resonating" -- a bridge can have a certain set of resonating frequencies undergoes. It is also possible that a microscopic, or submicroscopic(s), system can refer to frequencies involving "resonance" or "resonating" frequencies. The point is that the term "resonance frequency" needs careful definition to avoid utter confusion because of the lack of a prerequisite definition. Go back and determine which of several kinds of "resonance" is being referred to. A Google search on the phrase "resonant" or "resonance" is being invoked. To pursue the terminology you need more details about the details.

Vince Calder

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