Molecular Spectroscopy


Cursory overview of electromagnetic radiation and its interaction with atoms and molecules. The course will assume a general knowledge of quantum chemistry, (i.e., Chem 401), although a quick review of eigenfunctions and states will be given. We will cover Rotational Spectroscopy, Vibrational Spectroscopy, Electronic Spectroscopy, and Time-resolved Spectroscopy. In so doing, attention will be focused on diatomic molecules, although some examples of polyatomics will be given with emphasis placed on how structure contrbutes to spectra. Emphasis is placed on creating intuition into spectroscopy, not necessarily the quantum-mechanical rigor or detailed calculations of molecular spectroscopy. Prequisite, Chem 401 or permission of the instructor.
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Section 01

Molecular Spectroscopy
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