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Spectroscopy (SP)


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Obligatory course in MSc Chemistry – Energy & Sustainability, elective course MSc Chemistry, MSc Life Science and Technology


Spectroscopy is a collective term for scientific techniques that investigate the interaction of matter with radiation. In this course the general principles of spectroscopy are explained and the student will learn to correlate spectroscopic data with the quantum mechanical description of the matter investigated, and vice versa. Main topics are: molecular symmetry, group theory, atomic spectroscopy, UV/Vis spectroscopy, infrared (IR) spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy.


Thomas Engel, Philip Reid, “Physical Chemistry”, Pearson New International Edition, 3rd Edition |978-1-292-02224-6 ; and Alan Vincent, “Molecular Symmetry and Group Theory”, 2nd Edition | 978-0-471-48939-9.

Assessment method

Written exam and an exercise