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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
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KEMI6501 Molecular Spectroscopy 5 ECTS
Organised by
Chemistry
Person in charge
Henri Kivelä
Preceding studies
Recommended: Quantum chemistry at Intermediate Physical Chemistry level (Fysikaalinen kemia II), Mathematics and Physics courses for chemists.

Learning outcomes

The student becomes introduced to the basic theory and concepts behind molecular spectroscopy, from the physical chemistry point of view. The student understands the quantum chemical description of the various types of molecular energy (rotation, vibration, and so on), its quantization into energy levels, molecular transitions between energy levels induced by electromagnetic radiation, and how the transitions gives 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.

Contents

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

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 40 h 0 h

Teaching language

English

Modes of study

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

Evaluation

Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year autumn
5. year autumn

4th-5th year (periods I and II).
Lectured every second year, next in autumn 2016.

Study materials

Lecture notes and corresponding chapters in the textbook Peter Atkins, Julio de Paula, Atkins’ Physical Chemistry, 10th ed., OUP, Oxford, GB, 2014.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
2016–2017
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Chemistry
DP in Chemistry
DP in Chemistry
Finnish Study Modules
MDP in Materials Science