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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Molecular Spectroscopy - N402015
Title: Molekulová spektroskopie
Guaranteed by: Department of Analytical Chemistry (402)
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.:2/3, C+Ex [HT]
Extent per academic year: 2 [hours]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Urban Štěpán prof. RNDr. CSc.
Matějka Pavel prof. Dr. RNDr.
Is interchangeable with: M402005
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: VED402 (03.10.2013)
A review of methods of Molecular Spectroscopy is presented from the perspective of the experiment and theory.This is based on the principle of quantum mechanics and the same formalism is used for rotational, vibrational and electronic spectroscopy. Quantitative spectroscopic analysis is derived from the equation of radiation transfer and limits of validity of Lambert-Beerova of law are discussed. Part of it is the application of group theory. Attention is paid to the preparation of samples for different types of spectroscopy, with emphasis on the differences between samples with different origin (geological, biological, and environmental) and methods of work with portable spectrometers in the terrain and techniques of long-distance detection of molecules. Part of the teaching are laboratory tasks - Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), Raman spectroscopy of the samples in the solid phase, including natural material, Infrared spectrometry of the samples in the solid phase with the use of reflective techniques and mass spectrometry.
Aim of the course -
Last update: VED402 (03.10.2013)

Students will be able:

To describe and to explain the principles of the method of mMolecular spectroscopy on the basis of Quantum mechanics

To discuss the validity of Lambert-Beerova law with regard to the basic physical principles.

To apply the basic principles of group theory in spectroscopy.

To describe methodological procedures for samples of different origin and in different phase including in-situ spectroscopy and methods for long-distance detection.

Literature -
Last update: VED402 (03.10.2013)

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

A:Frontiers of Molecular Spectroscopy, Edited by: Jaan Laane, Elsevier 2008, ISBN 9780444531759,

Learning resources -
Last update: VED402 (03.10.2013)

Materials in electronic form are available during instruction.

Syllabus -
Last update: TAJ402 (15.04.2010)

1. Introduction. Population of quantum states. Einstein theory of spectral transitions. Planck law.

2. Equation of radiation tranfer and its special cases. Theoretical priciples of kvantitative analysis.

3. Theory of spectroscopic experiment and basic principles of experimental spectroscopy.

4. Radiation sources, detectors, optical materials and other elements of spectrospy instruments.

5. Molecular spectroscopy, common theoretical background. Born-Oppenheimer aproximation

6. Microwave spectroscopy. Rotational spectroscopy and structure of molecules.

7. Vibration spectroscopy. Cartesian coordinates and symetry coordinates

8. Chemical aplication of IR and Raman spectroscopy. Analytical aplications

9. Application of group theory in spectroscopy

10. NMR and ESR spectroscopy

11. Quantum chemistry principles. Energy levels of electrons. Transitions types.

12. Electronic spectroscopy. Qualitative and quantitative analysis.

13. Photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS, XPS, ESCA)

14. Advanced spectroscopy applications

Registration requirements -
Last update: VED402 (03.10.2013)

Physics, Mathematics, Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0,5 14
Účast v laboratořích (na exkurzi nebo praxi) 1 28
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
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
Report from individual projects 25
Oral examination 65