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Curriculum | B.Sc (Non- Medical) | Paper-V- (Theory) Physical Chemistry Code 09010508

Curriculum

Paper-V- (Theory) Physical Chemistry Code 09010508

S.No. Topic Learning objectives Teaching Guidlines  Methodology Time (Hrs)
1 Quantum Mechanics-I
1. Black-body radiation
2. Plank’s radiation law
3. photoelectric effect,
4. Compton effect
5. Postulates of quantum  mechanics,
6. quantum mechanical operator,
7. Hamiltonial operator,
8. Hermitian  operator,
9. Determination of wave function & energy  of  a  particle  in one dimensional box
 Students will be able to understand
Role of quantum operator, Hamiltonial operator, Hermitian  operator, in  quantum mechanics
To cover all the historical aspects of development of quantum mechanics, role and importance of various operators in quantum mechanics with suitable examples 1. Lecture
2. Seminar
3.Discussion with students
4. Assignment
5.discussion on assignment
6.Evaluation of assignment
 
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2.  Physical Properties and Molecular Structure
1. Clausius—Mossotti equation
2. Orientation of dipoles in an electric field, dipole moment, included dipole   moment,
3. Measurement of dipole moment-temperature method and refractivity method,
4. Dipole moment and structure of molecules,
5. Magnetic permeability, magnetic susceptibility and its determination.
6. Application of magnetic susceptibility.
Students will be able to understand
1. Different types of dipole moments and methods for its measurement
2. Magnetic properties of molecules– paramagnetism,diamagnetism and ferromagnetics.
To describe the polarization in a molecule, types of dipole moments with suitable examples. 1. Lecture
2. Seminar
3.Discussion with students
4. Assignment
5.discussion on assignment
6.Evaluation of assignment
 

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3. Introduction:    
1. Electromagnetic   radiation,
2. Regions     of  spectrum,
3  Basic features of spectroscopy
4. Born- oppenheimer approximation,
5. Degrees of freedom.
Students will be able to understand
1. That there are different types of electromagnetic waves
2. Basic features of spectroscopy
To cover the nature of electromagnetic waves, regions of spectrum. 1. Lecture
2. Seminar
3.Discussion with students
4. Assignment
5.discussion on assignment
6. Evaluation of assignment
 

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4. Rotational Spectrum
1. Diatomic molecules.
2. Energy levels of rigid rotator
3. Selection rules,
4. Spectral intensity distribution using population distribution (Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution),
5. Determination of bond length,
6. Qualitative description of non-rigid rotor, isotope effect.
Students will be able to
1. Calculate the bond lengths of diatomic from the value of their rotational constant.
2. Understand the selection rules for rotational spectrum and rationalize the role of the molecular dipole moment in the selection rules.
3. Distinguish between the energy levels of a rigid and a non rigid rotor.
To cover the basic principle of rotational spectrum, selection rules for rotational spectroscopy, energy levels of a rigid and non-rigid motor. 1. Lecture
2. Seminar
3.Discussion with students
4. Assignment
5.discussion on assignment
6. Evaluation of assignment
 
5. Vibrational spectrum
1. Infrared spectrum: Energy levels of simple harmonic oscillator
2. Selection rules,
3. Pure vibrational spectrum, intensity,
4. Determination  of   force  constant  and qualitative relation of force constant and bond energies,
5. Effects of an harmonic motion  and isotopic effect  on the spectra.,
6. Idea  of vibrational frequencies of different functional groups
Students will be able to
1. Understand the basic principles of vibrational spectroscopy
2. Distinguish between harmonic and anharmonic vibrations.
3. To determine the relationship between molecular structural features and absorptions in the IR spectrum
To describe the vibrational levels of a diatomic molecule, selection rules of vibrational spectroscopy, IR spectra of different functional groups for e.g. –OH, COOH, >C=O, etc 1. Lecture
2. Seminar
3.Discussion with students
4. Assignment
5.discussion on assignment
6. Evaluation of assignment
 

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5. Raman Spectrum:
1. Concept of polarizibility
2. Pure rotational and pure vibrational Raman spectra of diatomic molecules
3. Selection rules,
4. Quantum theory of Raman spectra
Students will be able to
1. Determine whether the molecular vibrations of a diatomic molecule are Raman active.
2. Understand the selection rules for raman spectrum
To cover the principle of raman spectroscopy, selection rules(strokes vs anti-strokes), 1. Lecture
2. Seminar
3.Discussion with students
4. Assignment
5.discussion on assignment
6. Evaluation of assignment
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