SPECTROSCOPY - 2017/8
Module code: CHE2026
CREAN C Dr (Chemistry)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 5
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 22
Independent Study Hours: 117
Lecture Hours: 8
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|School-timetabled exam/test||IN-SEMESTER TEST (1 HOUR) (NMR, IR, UV-VIS SPECTROSCOPY)||40%|
|School-timetabled exam/test||IN-SEMESTER TEST (1 HOUR) (NMR, IR, RAMAN, UV-VIS SPECTROSCOPY AND MASS SPECTROMETRY)||60%|
Re-assessment will be in the same format as the original assessment.
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
This module discusses the theoretical knowledge and skills required for the interpretation NMR, IR, Raman, MS and UV-Vis spectra.
To provide an advanced understanding of the use of spectroscopic and spectrometric methods (1H- and 13C-NMR, MS, UV visible, Infrared and Raman) in establishing the structure of organic compounds
To provide practice in the use of spectroscopic and spectrometric methods for structure evaluation
|Interpret NMR, MS, UV-visible, IR and Raman data to obtain knowledge of the structural elements present in a simple organic molecule and identify organic compounds||KC|
|Demonstrate understanding of the application range of these spectroscopic and spectrometric methods and choose appropriate methods for a given problem||KCPT|
|Apply knowledge gained to predict spectral properties of compounds||KCPT|
|Use appropriate literature and databases to confirm spectral interpretation.|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Indicative content includes:
NMR-active nuclei, calculation of shift, equivalence , 1H NMR spectra (shift, integration, multiplicity, coupling constants, Karplus equation, broad peaks, mobile peaks), 13C NMR spectra (shift, intensity of peaks, de-coupling, DEPT spectra)
IR spectroscopy: Vibrational modes, calculation of frequency / wavenumber, selection rules
UV-Vis spectroscopy: Selection rules, auxochromes, bathochromes, the effect of conjugation, Woodward-Fieser rules, Beer-Lambert Law
Raman Spectroscopy: Elastic and inelastic scattering, selection rules
Mass Spectrometry: Ionisation methods, Fundamental fragmentation patterns and rearrangements
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
present the theory and foster enquiry and consolidation through discussion;
enhance problem solving skills;
give a comprehensive understanding of the standards required for successful completion of the module.
The learning and teaching methods include:
Lectures (1 h per week for the first 8 weeks, 8 h total): PowerPoint presentations and discussion (including some problem solving)
Workshops (2 h per week, 22 h total): problem solving (individual or peer groups), discussion, peer and tutor feedback
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate that they have successfully achieved the learning outcomes of the module (see above).
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of two ‘In-Semester Tests’ as follows
Test 1 (1 h) – LO1 (part) and LO2
Test 2 (11/2 h) – LO1, LO2, LO3
The mark for Test 1 makes up 40 % of the final module mark.
The mark for Test 2 makes up 60 % of the final module mark.
Self assessed tests
Feedback is provided orally throughout the duration of the module
in every workshop
in one-to-one meetings (arranged on students’ requests)
after the mock examination
Feedback is provided in writing after the first In-Semester Test.
Reading list for SPECTROSCOPY : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/che2026
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.