KJE-2001 Molecular physical chemistry and foundations of spectroscopy - 10 ECTS
- Basic physical chemistry (i.e KJE-1005 or equivalent)
- Basic knowledge in calculus (i.e. either MAT-0001 or MAT-1001)
- Basic knowledge in physics (elementary classical mechanics and electromagnetism)
- Calculus 2 and elementary linear algebra (i.e MAT-1002 and MAT-1004 or equivalent)
Søknadskode 9336 enkeltemner i realfag.
The student will have expanded proficiency within relevant topics in chemistry. This means that the student
- can use the postulates of quantum mechanics to solve exactly the simplest systems: particle in a box, particle on a circle
- can explain the features of such models in light of their respective wavefunction
- can analyze more advanced solvable models (particle on a sphere, harmonic oscillator, hydrogen atom) through the knowledge of the easier ones (box, circle)
- can explain the features of atomic and molecular systems in light of the knowledge acquired about solvable models
- can explain the Boltzmann distribution and the partition function
- can describe the main general features of spectroscopic methods to investigate the molecular structure
- can use the acquired fundamental knowledge to interpret simple rotational, vibrational and vibrational-rotational spectra
- can describe the main features of electronic spectra and the underlying dynamics of the excited states
- can identify and describe the fundamental features and underlying principles of more advanced spectroscopic techniques: Raman spectroscopy (vibrational and rotational), Magnetic spectroscopy (NMR, EPR)
- can solve simple problems for the model systems (particle in a box, particle on a circle/sphere, harmonic oscillator, hydrogen atom)
- can explain atomic properties/structure and spectroscopy in light of the principles of quantum mechanics and the solvable models
- can relate the main features of molecular spectroscopy (e.g. band structure, band intensity, shape, energy range) to the acquired knowledge of quantum mechanics
- can explain the details of simple molecular spectra and relate them to the molecular structure (e.g. bond length and strength, connectivity, electronic structure)
- can explain and make use of the Hückel model to explain the electronic structure of conjugated compounds, with particular reference to the concept of aromaticity
- can make use of statistical mechanics to explain observable phenomena such as features of molecular spectra, heat capacities, phase transitions
- can explain the main traits of quantum mechanics and the main differences with respect to classical mechanics
- can use quantum mechanics arguments to describe the structure of atoms and molecules
- can analyze the main features of atomic and molecular spectra, relating them to the molecular structure and to the underlying laws of quantum mechanics
- can connect molecular structure to thermodynamic quantities (free energy, heat capacity) through statistical mechanics and the molecular partition functions
This course is open for inbound exchange students.
Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty: INBOUND STUDENT MOBILITY: COURSE COORDINATORS AT THE FACULTIES | UiT
A final oral exam at the end of the course (duration approximately 50 min). Letter grades A-E, F - fail.
Coursework requirements: Three approved assignments.
Examination questions will be given in English or Norwegian, and may be answered either in English or Norwegian/a Scandinavian language.
Students who have not passed the last ordinary exam may re-sit the oral exam the following semester.
- About the course
- Campus: Tromsø |
- ECTS: 10
- Course code: KJE-2001
- Responsible unit
- Department of Chemistry
- Earlier years and semesters for this topic