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CH4717   Fundamentals of the Spectroscopy of Molecules and Solids

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module describes the properties of matter relevant to their interaction with electromagnetic radiation. Absorption, transmission, reflection and diffraction of light across the electromagnetic spectrum are covered. There is a focus on microwave, infrared and NMR spectroscopy. Solid-state NMR spectroscopy will be compared with solution-state NMR and the advantages of solid-state NMR in obtaining structural information discussed.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass CH2701 and ( pass CH2501 or pass CH2601 or pass CH2603 )

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take CH4713

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 hours of lectures (x 9 weeks) and 2 hours of tutorials over the semester.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 80

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-Hour Written Examination = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 0%

Re-assessment: Oral Re-assessment = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr R Schaub, Prof S E M Ashbrook