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Title: General Spectroscopy (Code-09040207)

S.No. Topic Domain Hours as per UGC
1 Unit -1                                                                          Interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter, regions of the Spectrum the width and intensity of spectral transitions. Resolving power. Must Know 10
The rotation of molecules, rotational spectra of diatomic molecules,  the spectrum of non rigid rotator, the effect of isotopic substitutions rotational spectra of linear and symmetric top polyatomic molecules.
The vibrating diatomic molecule; simple harmonic vibrations, anharmonicity of vibrations, the diatomic vibrating rotator, the interaction of rotations and vibrations the vibrations of polyatomic molecules, analysis by infrared technique. Nice to know
Electronic spectra of diatomic molecules, vibrational course structure, and rotational fine structure of electronic band.  The Frank- Condon principle, intensity of vibrational-electronic band, dissociation energy, the Fortrat diagram. Must know
2 Unit -2                                                                                  Energy levels in diatomic molecules, introduction to electronic transition, Must Know 8
Assignment of transitions, Spectra of transition metal complexes, Orgel diagrams.
Applications of spin-spin coupling to structure alignment of inorganic compounds,
evaluation of reaction rates of fast exchange reactions. Desirable to know
The double resonance technique. Application of infra-red spectroscopy to the determination of inorganic compounds.
3  Unit – 3                                                                                      Spin active  nuclei, chemical shift, shielding and deshielding, internal standards, spin-spin coupling, equivalent and non- Equivalent Protons, Must Know 12
effect of changing solvents and hydrogen bonding on chemical shifts,  anisotropic effect.
Principles and Applications of UV, IR and NMR Spectra in the structure elucidation of Organic Compounds. Desirable to know

Book Recommended:

  1. Drago, R.S. Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry.
  2. Nakamoto, K. Infrared Spectra of Inorganic and Coordination Compound.
  3. Banwel, C.N. Fundamentals of Molecules Spectroscopy.
  4. Sathyanarayana, D.N. Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy ESR, NMR, NRR.
  5. Kalsi P.S. , Spectroscopy of Organic Compounds