CHEM-T 530 Organic Spectroscopy (Graduate)

Determination of molecular structure is one of the central themes of organic chemistry. For this purpose, chemists today rely almost exclusively on spectral methods or spectroscopy.  Organic spectroscopy is introduced in undergraduate organic chemistry classes, but students only see the proverbial “tip of the iceberg” in their undergraduate classes. This course is intended to give students a more complete picture of how spectroscopic methods are used to elucidate the structure of complex organic molecules. Topics that will be covered include infrared (IR), mass spectroscopy (MS), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), and UV-visible spectroscopy. In this course, we will first develop basic understanding of various theories behind IR, MS, and NMR spectroscopy, and then we will concentrate on the interpretation of spectra and the information they can provide about details of molecular structure.  

Prerequisite: Undergraduate chemistry coursework

Related Offerings:
CHEM T 510 Inorganic Chemistry (Winter/Spring 2024)
CHEM T 520 Organic Synthesis (Winter/Spring 2023)
CHEM T 530 Organic Spectroscopy (Fall 2023)
CHEM T 540 Physical Chemistry (Fall 2023)
CHEM T 550 Introductory Biochemistry (Winter/Spring 2024)
CHEM T 560 Environmental Chemistry (TBD)
CHEM T 570 Nuclear Chemistry (Summer 2023)
CHEM T 590 Chemistry Capstone – Rqd for Graduate Certificate (Summer 2025)

Indiana University

Semester: Full Fall 2023

Instructor: Dr. Mohammed Hossain

Credit Hours: 3 Graduate

Dates: 8/21/23 – 12/15/23

Location: Online

Teacher Level: Grades 9-12

Graduate Certificate Available: Yes

CHEM-T 530 Syllabus

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