Spectroscopy, autumn 2014 (KE826: 5 ECTS)



The aim of this course is to teach the students the theoretical background and applications of spectroscopy including techniques used for structural characterization in chemistry.



At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to:

  • Classify molecules with regard to point group and rotor type.
  • Predict electronic spectra for diatomic molecules and rotational and vibrational spectra for selected classes of molecules from molecular symmetry and selection rules
  • Do calculations involving the relation between rotational spectra and molecular structure
  • Calculate the distribution of normal modes of vibrations in the various symmetry species and predict the spectral activity
  • Determine the electronic configuration and term symbol for diatomic and polyatomic molecules and to apply electronic selection rules
  • Identify and analyse 1st and 2nd order spin systems
  • Analyse simple pulse sequences using the vector model
  • Describe the principles of relaxation
  • Explain the principles of 2D NMR spectroscopy and possess knowledge of the most common 2D NMR pulse sequences
  • Apply NMR spectroscopy to obtain structural information

More information about the course is available here.

University of Southern Denmark, Department of Physics Chemistry and Pharmacy
Ilia Solov'yov