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Chemistry 401: Principles of Spectroscopy

Course Level: 
Fourth Year
Academic Year: 
2017/2018

INSTRUCTOR:

W. Andrew MacFarlane

OFFICE:

AMPEL 317: 822-6866, Chem D244 (shared)

LABORATORY:

TRIUMF: 222-1047, ext 6713

OFFICE HOURS:

by appointment

TEXTBOOK:

none

REFERENCES:

J.M. Hollas, Modern Spectroscopy (4th ed.), Wiley, 2004.
D.A. McQuarrie, Quantum Chemistry, University Science Books, 1983.
P.W. Atkins and R.S. Friedman, Molecular Quantum Mechanics.
J.I. Steinfeld, Molecules and Radiation (2nd ed.), Dover, 1985.
P.F. Bernath, Spectra of Atoms and Molecules, (2nd ed.), Oxford University Press, 2005.

CHEM 401/519 (Spring 2016) General Outline

  1. Introduction and Some History
  2. Review of Quantum Mechanics
  3. Introduction to Molecular Symmetry
  4. Electromagnetic Radiation and its Interaction with Matter
  5. Group Theory
  6. Rotational Spectroscopy
  7. Vibrational Spectroscopy
  8. A Brief Introduction to Raman Spectroscopy
  9. Electronic Spectroscopy
  10. Effect of External Fields
  11. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy