Bonding and Spectroscopy (F1177)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

In this module, you develop an understanding of the relationship between molecular structure and state energies - how these energies and molecular constants are determined by spectroscopic studies and through quantum mechanical calculations.

This module includes a practical component, which draws on and reinforces the lectures.

In the first part of the module, you focus on the information rich content of spectra and how molecular constants can be obtained from spectra.

In the second part, you are introduced to the postulates of quantum mechanics, and the principles underlying quantum mechanical calculations are laid out.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 51 hours of contact time and about 99 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: