Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: CHE102
Module Title: Introductory Spectroscopy
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: ACYR
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 and the general configuration of several modern spectroscopic instrumentations.
Learning outcomes 
A demonstrate familiarity with modern atomic theory

B understand the fundamental principles behind vibrational and rotational spectroscopy

C understand the fundamental principles behind electronic spectroscopy

D understand the fundamental principles behind nuclear magnetic resonance

E understand the fundamental principles behind mass spectrometry

F apply their knowledge to solve spectroscopic problems

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures and seminars
• Atoms and atomic structure: Electrons, the development of modern atomic theory, the uncertainty principle, the Schrodinger wave equation, probability density, quantum numbers, atomic orbitals, the atomic spectrum of hydrogen

• Introduction to spectroscopy, spectroscopic techniques, timescales, 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

• Electronic spectroscopy, Beer-Lambert law, absorption of UV-VIS radiation, electronic transitions in the vacuum, UV conjugation in organic molecules, compounds that absorb in the visible region

• NMR spectroscopy, nuclear spin states, recording NMR spectra, chemical shifts and resonance frequencies, introduction to analyzing 13C and 1H-NMR spectra, homonuclear and heteronuclear coupling between nuclei with I =1/2

• Mass spectroscopy, electron impact mass spectroscopy, isotope abundances, parent ions and fragmentations
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  26        98  150 


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