Determination of molecular structure

Course Code :1004WETMOH
Study domain:Chemistry
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Sequentiality:Minimum 8/20 for "Spectroscopic methods".
Contact hours:30
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Frank Blockhuys

3. Course contents *

In continuation of "Spectroscopische methoden", in which the focus was on connectivity, this course deals in greater detail with the physical techniques at the disposal of the structural chemist for determining the molecular geometry of (in)organic compounds. By this we mean the entire set of interatomic distances and valence and torsion angles in which the three-dimensional structure of a molecule is expressed and on the basis of which molecular properties such as reactivity can be explained. The emphasis is primarily on the diffraction methods (GED and XRD), although spectroscopic methods as rotational spectroscopy and LC-NMR are also dealt with. Finally, the possibilities of computational chemistry and nuclear techniques such as NQR and Mössbauer spectroscopy are discussed.