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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Structure and Properties of Molecules - AM403030
Title: Structure and Properties of Molecules
Guaranteed by: Department of Physical Chemistry (403)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2019
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:6
E-Credits: summer s.:6
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:3/1, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: Matějka Pavel prof. Dr. RNDr.
Examination dates   Schedule   
The course comprises fundamental terms related to structure and properties of molecules. Furthermore, the course brings a survey of basic concepts of molecular symmetry, electron structure, vibrational and rotational degrees of freedom, corresponding types of molecular spectra and related structural parameters. Moreover, the role of inner electrons is demonstrated. The relationships of both electron spin techniques and NMR spectroscopy including advanced multidimensional experiments to molecular structure and properties are discussed.
Last update: Matějka Pavel (21.02.2018)
Aim of the course

Students will be able to:

Describe the structure of molecules at the static level of equilibrium nuclei positions, electron structure and dynamic description considering vibrational and rotational states.

Explain the fundamental concepts of molecular symmetry.

Apply the concept of point group symmetry on the explanation of structure and properties of molecules.

Explain the fundamentals of techniques suitable for molecular structure ellucidation.

Last update: Matějka Pavel (21.02.2018)
Literature -

R: Handbook of Spectroscopy, Editor(s): Prof. Dr. Guenter Gauglitz, Prof. Dr. Tuan Vo-Dinh, Wiley-VCH 2003, Print ISBN: 9783527297825 Online ISBN: 9783527602308 DOI: 10.1002/3527602305

R: P.R. Bunker, P. Jensen: Fundamentals of Molecular Symmetry, IOP Publishing, 2004, ISBN 0750309415

A: P. W. Atkins: Physical Chemistry, Oxford University Press, 2006, ISBN 1-4292-3127-0

Last update: Matějka Pavel (21.02.2018)
Syllabus -

1. Molecular symmetry: principles of the group theory.

2. Molecular symmetry: point groups.

3. Molecular symmetry: matrix representation of a group, irreducible representations.

4. Molecular symmetry: symmetry of orbitals.

5. Introduction to spectroscopy: types of spectra, transition moment, scattering (Raman) spectra.

6. Rotational spectra: selection rules, calculations of molecular geometry, the Stark effect.

7. Vibrational spectra of diatomic molecules: selection rules, vibrational-rotational interactions, anharmonical vibrations.

8. Vibrational spectra of general molecules: FG-analysis.

9. Symmetry of normal vibrations.

10. Electronic spectra: selection rules, Franck-Condon principle.

11. X-ray spectra, photoelectron spectroscopy.

12. The Zeeman effect, ESR.

13. NMR, the shielding effect, chemical shift, spin-spin interaction.

14. NMR, pulse sequences, multidimensional experiments and spectra.

Last update: Matějka Pavel (21.02.2018)
Course completion requirements

It is compulsory to pass a written test and final oral examination.

Last update: Matějka Pavel (21.02.2018)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 1 28
Účast na přednáškách 1.5 42
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1.5 42
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1.5 42
Účast na seminářích 0.5 14
6 / 6 168 / 168
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 10
Examination test 40
Oral examination 50