Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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KEMI5185 Molecular Spectroscopy 4 op
Organised by
Person in charge
Henri Kivelä
Preceding studies

Learning outcomes

The student gets introduced to the basic theory and concepts behind molecular spectroscopy, from the physical chemistry point of view. The student understands the quantum chemical origins of the various molecular energy types and energy transitions, as well as how these give rise to the familiar molecular-spectroscopic methods (IR, magnetic resonance, and so on). After the course, the student is also familiar with the central concepts of molecular spectroscopy such as the Fourier transform, molecular energy levels, selection rules for transitions, the appearance of the different types of spectra and how their spectral parameters are related to the molecular structure and properties.


Review of the relevant quantum mechanics. Fourier series and Fourier transform (FT). Electromagnetic (EM) radiation. Separation of molecular energy into various types (electronic, vibrational, …), and their quantization (energy levels). The interaction between molecules and EM radiation; spectroscopic transitions and selection rules. Rotational (microwave), vibrational (infrared), and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. FT-spectroscopic techniques.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 36 h 0 h

Teaching language

English, Finnish

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In Finnish
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

Lecture notes, Moodle material, and selected parts of: P. Atkins, J. de Paula: Atkins’ Physical Chemistry, Oxford University Press, Oxford (latest edition).

Further information

Lectured every second year, next in Autumn 2016.

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