School of Chemical Sciences


Course details: CHEM310 Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy

Description: Molecular structure is fundamental to the understanding of modern chemistry. Molecular spectroscopy provides an important method for probing the structure of molecules, and the following aspects of this subject will be presented: molecular energies and molecular spectra, molecular symmetry and spectroscopy, surface spectroscopy and the structure and chemistry of surfaces.

There are no formal laboratory sessions; instead, students will have the opportunity to use modern computer-based techniques and software in the analysis of data obtained using state-of-the-art research equipment in the department.

Semester: Second Semester
Coordinator: Dr Geoff Waterhouse
Phone: + 64 9 3737599 ext 87212
Room: 529 -307A
Email: g.waterhouse@auckland.ac.nz
Laboratory: Access to computers is available at any time during the University working day; staff and demonstrators will be available for assistance during Physical/Materials Chemistry laboratory hours.
Prerequisite:CHEM 210
Assessment: Final exam 50%; two tests 25%; computer workshops 25%