Prof. Joanna McGouran
This course will focus on the three major spectroscopic techniques, approaches to their use in identification of chemical entities and an introduction to experimental equipment.
Ultraviolet Spectroscopy: Electronic energy levels, Beer-Lambert Law, Effect of p-conjugation.
Infra-red Spectroscopy: Molecular vibrations, Fingerprint and diagnostic evaluation of spectra, Detection of functional groups (X-H, CX and C=X).
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy: Nuclear spin, NMR experiment, Chemical shift and shielding, spin-spin coupling.