KD2320 Spectroscopic Tools for Chemistry 9.0 credits

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Basic principals of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), mass spectrometry (MS), infrared (IR) and Raman spectroscopies. Interpretation of spectra to elucidate molecular structures and dynamics.

The course contains lectures, tutorials and laboratory practices. Tutorials will supplement the lectures and a significant amount of time will be spent on solving problems and answering questions. Regular homework projects of gradually increasing complexity provide the students with working knowledge of the topics.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Basic principals of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), mass spectrometry (MS), infrared (IR) and Raman spectroscopies. Interpretation of spectra to elucidate molecular structures and dynamics.

The course contains lectures, tutorials and laboratory practices. Tutorials will supplement the lectures and a significant amount of time will be spent on solving problems and answering questions. Regular homework projects of gradually increasing complexity provide the students with working knowledge of the topics.

Intended learning outcomes *

The aim of the course is to develop the knowledge and the understanding of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), mass spectrometry (MS), infrared (IR) and Raman spectroscopies in order to elucidate molecular structures and dynamics.

After completion of the course the student should be able to

  • describe the principles of NMR, MS, IR and Raman methods with special regard to their advantages and limitations,
  • analyze the NMR, MS, IR and Raman spectra, interpret and use the relationship between the spectral parameters and the molecular structure,
  • make a proper choice and strategy for analysing and solving structural problems,
  • recognize and explain the effects of molecular dynamics such as chemical exchange in the spectra.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

At least 150 credits from grades 1, 2 and 3 of which at least 110 credits from years 1 and 2, and bachelor's work must be completed, within a programme that includes:
75 university credits (hp) in chemistry or chemical engineering, 20 university credits (hp) in mathematics and 6 university credits (hp) in computer science or corresponding.

Recommended prerequisites

Basic knowledge in organic chemistry

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Literature

On-line literature recommended by the lecturers


On-line literature recommended by the lecturers

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 4.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 4.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Home Assignments, 1.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Laboratory work (LAB1; 4 credits)
Examination (TEN1; 4 credits)
Exercises and Home Assignments (ÖVN1; 1 credits)

The final grade will be grade of the examination

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Zoltan Szabo

Further information

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Offered by

CBH/Chemistry

Main field of study *

Chemical Science and Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

The course has the same content as the courses KD2210 Applied Organic Molecular Spectroscopy and KD2060 NMR-spectroscopy.

Only one of the courses KD2320, KD2210 and KD2060 may be included in the exam.