Jan 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog
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CHEM 621 - Molecular Spectroscopy


Units: 3
Investigation of the physical principles of current molecular spectroscopic methods and their applications in chemical, biochemical and biophysical research.

Prerequisites: CHEM 352 with grade C- or better.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Explain the basics of group theory and topics in molecular quantum mechanics relevant to molecular spectroscopy.
  2. Explain the physical principles of one- and two-dimensional Fourier-Transform Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (FT-NMR).
  3. Explain how FT-NMR provides detailed information about structure and dynamics of organic molecules as well as biological macromolecules such as DNA/RNA and protein.
  4. Explain the origin of selection rules in Vibrational and Rotational Spectroscopy.
  5. Explain the physical principles of Vibrational and Rotational Spectroscopy and their applications in chemistry/biochemistry research.
  6. Explain the physical principles of Fluorescence Spectroscopy and its application in chemistry/biochemistry research.
  7. Explain the physical principles of Circular Dichroism (CD) Spectroscopy and its application in chemistry/biochemistry research.




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