Course - Chemical Bonds, Spectroscopy and Kinetics - KJ1041
KJ1041 - Chemical Bonds, Spectroscopy and Kinetics
The course consist of a theoretical and a practical part. The theoretical part consist of: Quantum mechanics applied to simple systems. The hydrogen atom and atomic orbitals. Symmetry in molecules and elementary group theory. The Pauli principle and electron spin. The Born-Oppenheimer approximation. Molecular orbital theory. Electronic transitions. Rotational and vibrational motions in molecules. Magnetic resonans spectroscopy. Chemical reactions and reaction kinetics. The practical part consist of an exercise in computational chemistry.
After finishing the course, the student is expected to:
- Account for the application of quantum mechanics to simple model systems.
- Account for the structure of the hydrogen atom
- Apply elementary group theory to describe molecular symmetry.
- Account for and apply simple molecular orbital models.
- Account for the Born-Oppenheimer approximation and the associated chemical picture.
- Describe different forms of spectroscopy: electronic, vibration and rotation.
- Apply and solve simple kinetic models for elementary processes.
Learning methods and activities
Lectures (4 hours per week)), obligatory exercises (4 hours per week), and one computer exercise and e theoretical report (ca 25 hours). 8 of 12 exercises have to be approved. The computer exercise and the theoretical report has to be approved before the final examination, and counts for 10% of the grade in the course. The results for the course will be assigned a letter grade, and the written exam counts for 90% of the grade. Additional exercises is offered in the mathematics that is central for the course. For re-sit exam or exam during a term without lectures in this course, written examination may be changed to oral examination.
Further on evaluation
In case of a re-sit examination only tyhe writtebn exam is repeated.
Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Recommended previous knowledge
Mathematical knowledge corresponding to MA0001 and MA0002, or TMA4100, TMA4105 and TMA4115. General chemistry. Knowlegde of Physics corrensponding to the Subjects FY0001 or TFY4120 is recommanded
P.W. Atkins: Physical Chemistry, 10. ed., Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford, 2014. Lecture notes and exercises.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: AUTUMN 2018
No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 2
Language of instruction: Norwegian
- Materials Science and Solid State Physics
- Physical Chemistry
- Chemical Engineering
Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
- Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
- Autumn ORD Approved report 10/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
- Spring ORD Approved report 10/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
- Autumn ORD Written examination 90/100 A 2018-12-12 15:00
Room Building Number of candidates SL271 Sluppenvegen 14 7 SL238 Sluppenvegen 14 1 SL111 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 58 SL111 grønn sone Sluppenvegen 14 45
- Spring ORD Written examination 90/100 A 2019-05-28 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates Hall A Utleirahallen 11
- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"