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.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Chemical Science and Engineering
    Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

Autumn 18 Doktorand for single courses students

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P2 (9.0 credits)

  • Application code

    10197

  • Start date

    29/10/2018

  • End date

    14/01/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    Max. 1

    *) If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Zoltan Szabo <zoltan@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Eric Tyrode <tyrode@kth.se>

    Åsa Emmer <aae@kth.se>

  • Target group

    For doctoral students at KTH

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.

Course main content

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.

Eligibility

Admission requirements for programme students at KTH:
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.
Admission requirements for independent students:
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. Documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B.

Recommended prerequisites

Basic knowledge in organic chemistry

Literature

On-line literature recommended by the lecturers

Examination

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 4.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Home Assignments, 1.0, grading scale: P, F

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

Offered by

CBH/Chemistry

Examiner

Zoltan Szabo <zoltan@kth.se>

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.

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.