INTRODUCTORY SPECTROSCOPY

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Course Code: 
CHM 2223
Course Credit Units: 
2
Semester: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 2
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Description & Objectives: 

Various spectroscopic techniques, such as Infrared (IR), Ultra Violet (UV), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Mass Spectrometry (MS), are discussed and then used to identify functional groups in compounds. The use of spectral data to identify unknown compounds.

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of the course, the student should be able to: 

  • Identify simple unknown organic compounds on the basis of their functional groups using infrared spectroscopy
  • Apply splitting patterns for sets of adjacent protons to given substances.
  • Identify the molecular formula of a compound by mass spectrometry
  • Relate characteristic MS fragmentation patterns with compounds that have different functional groups
  • Determine the presence of conjugated double bonds using ultra violet spectra.
  • Formulate fragmentation patterns for simple classes of organic compounds
  • Determine the structure of an unknown compound by combining information from IR, UV, NMR and MS.
introductory spectroscopy
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