Spectroscopy Theory and Practice
Module code: CH2200
Spectroscopy is the study of the relationship between matter and electromagnetic radiation. It's important for a chemist - particularly those working in analytical and physical fields - to be adept at spectroscopy. Atoms and molecules have distinct spectra, which can be used to discover, classify and quantify information about a sample's elemental composition.
This module will introduce you to the theory and practice behind spectroscopy.
- The nature of the transitions induced when specific wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation interact with molecules at a quantum level
- Interpreting or predicting data (from more than one spectroscopic technique) to identify structural or bonding characteristics and/or determine the full structure of molecules
- The analysis of molecular spectroscopic data and conducting calculations relating to the properties of molecules
- Solving chemical identification and characterisation problems
- Elements of symmetry and using these to determine point groups of molecules and predict vibrational spectra
- 33 hours of lectures
- 3 hours of tutorials
- 4 hours of practical classes/workshops
- 110 hours of guided independent study
- Coursework (25%)
- Exam, 2 hours (75%)