Course Description

CH 436 Modern Spectroscopy
3 cr. (2-0-3)
Prerequisite: CH 111, CH 112 and CH 220(CH 321 and CH 322 can be substituted for CH 220) or consent of instructor

A study of the principles, instrumentation and analytical applications of modern spectroscopic methods, including mass, infrared, UV/visible and NMR spectroscopy. The theoretical basis for each type of spectroscopy, basic instrument design and spectral analysis will be discussed, with particular emphasis on the use of a combination of these methods in structural elucidation. Modern NMR experiments including 2-D spectroscopy will be discussed. Laboratory exercises will focus on instrument operation and data interpretation.