Chemistry 316
Spring, 1998

 LECTURE:  10:30 - 11:50 a.m.  Tuesdays, Room C301
INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Dan Gerrity  Office: C316
 OFFICE HOURS:  2 - 3 p.m. Mon.
1 - 2 p.m. Tues.
3 - 4 p.m. Wed.
10 - 11 p.m. Fri.

TEXTS: (Recommended; copies are on reserve in the library)

"Introduction to Molecular Spectroscopy", Gordon M. Barrow.

"Spectra of Diatomic Molecules", Vol. 1 of "Molecular Spectra and Molecular Structure",
G. Herzberg.

"Experiments in Physical Chemistry", 6th Ed., Shoemaker, Garland, and Nibler.

"Spectra of Atoms and Molecules", Peter Bernath.

Your grade in this course will be determined by your performance on: a comprehensive final (33%), and the quality of your lab work and reports (67%).
A deduction of 5% per weekday (maximum of 25% deduction) will be assessed on all lab books handed in late without a valid medical excuse.

In this course you will complete the following experiments:

1. Analysis of the Rotational-Vibrational Spectrum of Gaseous HCI and DCI. ( ~ 5 weeks)

2. Determination of Molecular Parameters from the Visible Absorption and Time-Resolved Laser Induced Fluorescence Spectra of I2 Gas. ( ~ 3 weeks)

3. NMR Determination of the Rotational Barrier in N,N-dimethylacetamide. ( ~ 1 week)

4. Determination of the Lattice Parameters of a Cubic Solid by X-Ray Powder Diffraction.
( ~ 2 weeks)

This course will also include a brief introduction to group theory, emphasizing its applications in spectroscopy. ( ~ 3 weeks)

A bound laboratory notebook is required (spiral notebooks will not be accepted! See "Laboratory Notebook Format" handout for more details).

Updated 1/27/98
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