Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Resonance induced chemical reaction?

As I understand NMR, when you place benzene under a very strong magnetic field you can direct different frequencies of electromagnetic radiation at the sample and there is one particular frequency where you get a resonance effect. Like in this graph:
My idea for an experiment was what if under the strong magnetic field you direct a powerful source for that particular frequency at the sample? I was thinking maybe you can put so much resonant energy in the carbon hydrogen bond that bond is stretched too far and breaks... and sometimes two carbons who have both similarly lost their hydrogen will be free to bond to each other instead of hydrogens. 
A solid sample of interconnected carbons would have great material properties, diamond is similar but might have a different crystalline structure than what you'd end up with...

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