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

40%: Lecture
60%: Practical (Laboratory, Workshop)

Assessment

40%: Coursework (Problem set, Report)
60%: Examination (Computer-based examination)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. 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: