Spectroscopy and Physical Chemistry

Module code: NS3008

Topics Covered

  • Molecular transitions induced by electromagnetic radiation
  • Identify structure and bonding of molecules using spectroscopy
  • Chemical identification and characterisation
  • Molecular symmetry
  • Thermodynamics of solution formation
  • Colloids
  • Collision and transition state theory
  • Kinetics of chemical reactions and the influence of catalysts

Learning

  • 66 hours of lectures
  • 10 hours of tutorials
  • 8 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 216 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Exam, 1.5 hours (30%)
  • Exam, 2 hours (30%)
  • Coursework (40%)