Physical Chemistry is concerned with the application of physics to the study of chemical systems. Through physical chemistry one can understand and predict the behaviour of chemical systems, thereby allowing these systems to be optimised. This module provides a description of the basics of molecular spectroscopy and discusses several molecular spectroscopy techniques by focusing on the information content they provide. The basics of spectroscopy are discussed through quantum mechanical concepts thus building up the understanding of the microscopic world in the framework of quantum theory. The description of inter-molecular forces provides further understanding on non-bonded interactions and therefore complements the concept of molecular bonding and contributes to the explanation of many physical and chemical processes.
Pre-requisites: (CHEM1055 and (CHEM2029 or CHEM3052 or NATS2003)) OR (CHEM1034 and (CHEM2029 or CHEM3052 or NATS2003))