Upon completion of this course the students are able to:
Atomic Absorption and Emission Spectroscopy
- explain the operating principles, strengths and limitations of the following analytical techniques:
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
- describe the main components and relative properties (source, detector, ...) of routinely employed spectrometers for each technique.
- discuss applications of analytical chemical techniques and choose the appropriate method for a given analytical problem.
- Atomic UV-Vis spectroscopy: temperature and the Boltzmann distribution, linewidths (Heisenberg uncertainty principle, Doppler effect, pressure broadening), hollow cathode lamp, ICP, background and interference corrections.
- Infrared Spectroscopy: selection rules, Fourier transformation (qualitative), dispersive spectrometer vs. FT spectrometer, radiation sources, detectors, window materials, sample preparation, measurement techniques.
- Ion sources, mass analyzers, detectors, hyphenated mass spectrometry, Total Ion Current, Extracted Ion Current, Single Ion Monitoring, applications: element analysis, radiocarbon dating.
- Shielding/de-shielding high/low field shift, FT NMR (spin, magnetic field, precession, radio waves, resonance, single pulse, hard pulse, 90° pulse, detection, FID, Fourier transformation), weak vs. strong coupling, dihedral angles, heteronuclear NMR, MRI.
|NWI-MOL121 Chemical Analysis 1
NWI-MOL120 Structure of Atoms and Molecules|
The examination consists of three intermediate digital tests, roughly at 1/3, 2/3 and at the end of the second quarter. These intermediate tests replace the final exam at the end of the course. The average mark must be equal to or above 6 to pass. Students must enroll for each intermediate test.|
Students that do not take all three intermediate tests or have an average mark below 6 can take the resit, also in the form of a digital exam.
Grading will be in accordance with RU standards, on a scale of 1 to 10. The final grade is rounded to the nearest half, with the exception of grades between 5.0 and 6.0 which are rounded to the nearest integer. Grades of 6 and higher are considered a 'pass' and grades lower than 6 are considered a 'fail'.