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Module Code: CHE102
Module Title: Introductory Spectroscopy
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Chemistry
Pre-requisites: N/A
The aim of this module is to introduce modern spectroscopic methods in chemistry.
Students will understand
- why radiation wavelength is so crucial in determining the dynamical outcome
- the atomic and molecular energetic states responsible for the interaction
- the measurable quantities associated with a range of spectroscopic techniques.
- the experimental set-up for several modern spectroscopic probes.
- general configuration of several modern spectroscopic instrumentations.
Learning outcomes 
By the end of this module end students should have an understanding of the fundamental principles behind nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, vibrational and rotational spectroscopy, electronic spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy and should be able to apply their knowledge to real spectroscopic problems.
Method of teaching and learning 
Theoretical background of various spectroscopic techniques will be presented in the lectures. Tutorials and Problem-solving workshops based on applied materials from relevant topics will be used to reinforce the material given in the lecture.
Students will be given problems to be completed during the workshop.
Atoms and atomic structure
1. Electrons
- The development of modern atomic theory
-The uncertainty principle
-The Schrdinger wave equation
- Probability density
-Quantum numbers
- Atomic orbitals
- The atomic spectrum of hydrogen
2. Introduction to spectroscopy
- Spectroscopic techniques
- Timescales
- Beer-Lambert law
3. Vibrational and rotational spectroscopies
- Vibrations of a diatomic molecule
- Selection rules
- Dipole moments
- Vibrational spectroscopy: diatomic and small polyatomics
- Use of IR spectroscopy as an analytical tool
- Rotating molecules and moments of inertia
- Rotational spectroscopy: rigid rotor diatomics
4. NMR spectroscopy
- Nuclear spin states
- Recording an NMR spectrum
- Chemical shifts and resonance frequencies
- An introduction to analysing 13C and 1HNMR spectra
- Homonuclear and Heteronuclear coupling between nuclei with I =1/2
5. Electronic spectroscopy
- Absorption of UV-VIS radiation
- Electronic transitions in the vacuum-UV
- e-conjugation in organic molecules
- Compounds that absorb in the visible region
6. Mass spectroscopy
- Electron impact mass spectroscopy
- Isotope abundances
- Parent ions and fragmentations
- Case studies (elaborated in the tutorials/workshops). Workshops will cover:
(1) Atoms and atomic stucture
(2) Vibrational and Rotational Spectroscopy
(3) NMR Spectroscopy
(4) Electronic Spectroscopy
(5) Mass Spectrometry
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26   26        98  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Final Exam 70.00
2 Class Test 15.00
3 Workshops 15.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 10/22/2017 10:44:31 AM