Disclaimer: I am new learner to spectroscopy.
I had posted a question recently related to infrared spectroscopy.
A bit later after I posted it, Mithoron came by, and edited the post, removing the spectroscopy and adding ft-ir instead. I am perplexed at this edit, since this edit doesn't appear to improve my question (imo). Moreover, considering the tag info for ft-ir:
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy is a technique which is used to obtain an infrared spectrum of a solid, liquid or gas.
My question is not related to the Fourier transform technique. It's simply about certain abbreviations used in infrared spectroscopy.
As for why the tag spectroscopy was removed, checking it's tag info, I got:
So, naturally, I dropped a comment asking Mithoron why he made the edit:
@Mithoron how is ft-ir an appropriate tag for this? My question has nothing to do with Fourier transform spectroscopic technique, it's just regular infrared. – Pritt Balagopal
This is the tag for IR spectroscopy, ft is standard procedure. – Mithoron
His comment has gotten 3 upvotes currently, so a few people agree with him. May I receive a satisfactory reason as to why that tag is appropriate for my question.
Follow-up question: Why isn't a tag called "ir-spectroscopy" made? I have seen an "nmr" tag, so why not for infrared?