Structure determination with spectroscopic methods

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode WMCH008-05
Vaknaam Structure determination with spectroscopic methods
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Structure determination with spectroscopic methods
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
describe the function of the major components and operation of spectroscopic equipment and standard analysis methods
rationalise spectroscopic phenomena on their physical basis and on the basis of quantum mechanical understanding including the use of group theory and modern computational methods
describe the physical basis for NMR, FTIR, Raman, UV/Vis absorption, X-ray, Circular dichroism and emission spectroscopy and mass spectrometry
differentiate between energy (continuous wave) and Time (Fourier transform) domain approaches to data acquisition and analysis.
predict spectral data for a broad range of organic and inorganic compounds and materials.
interpret individual and multiple spectra, in a consistent manner, to determine the structure of unknown compounds.
Omschrijving This course has two primary aims. The first is to help develop an appreciation and a significant level of skill in using a battery of molecular spectroscopic techniques to determine molecular and non-molecular structures. The second aim is to provide a thorough understanding of the physical phenomena on which various techniques are based and a basic insight into the construction and operation of the equipment used in each spectroscopic technique.
Structural determination with molecular spectroscopy is a core skill needed by anyone working in the molecular sciences. It is assumed that students have followed courses covering quantum mechanics and spectroscopy in their undergraduate degree program.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Practisch werk (PRC), Werkcollege (T)
(Workload: Self study 76 hrs, Lecture 32 hrs, Tutorial 16 hrs, Practical 16 hrs)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(This course will be examined with a written exam and by an Assignment. The exam will cover the spectroscopic theory and the assignment will cover the interpretation of multiple spectra. Both the written exam and the assignment need to have a passing grade of 5,5 or higher. The final grade is the average of the exam and the assignment.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator T.R. Canrinus, PhD.
Docent(en) Prof. Dr. W.R. Browne , T.R. Canrinus, PhD. ,prof. dr. M. Tromp
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
NMR Spectroscopy (available from website of author) Keller
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (Oxford Chemistry Primers) P. J. Hore 9780198703419 €  25,00
Introduction to Organic Spectroscopy (Oxford Chemistry Primers) Laurence M. Harwood, Timothy D. W. Claridge 9780198557555 €  25,00
Entreevoorwaarden The course unit assumes prior knowledge acquired from Spectroscopy, OC1 and OC2 of degree programmes Chemistry and Chemical Engineering or equivalent
Opmerkingen The attendance of the practical components is compulsory in order to pass the course and deemed complete when all tasks have been carried out. The practical is instructional in character and does not carry a grade.

The course unit is often followed by, or prepares students for Physical Methods of Chemical Analysis and Masters research projects in the degree programme Chemistry in which the learning objectives attained are required as prior knowledge.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Chemistry  ( Core programme) - semester I a verplicht
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MSc Chemistry: Science, Business and Policy  ( Science, Business and Policy) 1 semester I a verplicht
MSc Courses for Exchange Students: Chemistry - Chemical Engineering - semester I a
MSc Nanoscience  (Optional Courses) - semester I a keuze