CH-314 / 4 credits

Teacher(s): Rizzo Thomas, Emsley David Lyndon, Rizzoli Andrea Emilio, Bostedt Christoph

Language: English


Summary

The aim of this course is to treat three of the major techniques for structural characterization of molecules: mass spectrometry, NMR, and X-ray techniques.

Content

Keywords

Spectroscopy; Mass Spectrometry; Magnetic Resonance; NMR; X-Rays; Diffraction; Strucutre; Chemical Analysis;

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Compute the exact masses of molecules in their various ionic forms
  • Use mass spectra of molecules to determine their atomic composition
  • Work out / Determine the best choice of ion source and mass analyzer to solve a particular problem
  • Analyze tandem mass spectra to determine the parent ion mass
  • Describe the characteristic x-ray properties of the elements
  • Work out / Determine a crystal structure from a diffraction pattern
  • Analyze the atomic composition of a compound from its x-ray spectrum
  • Explain the fundamental principles of Magnetic Resonance
  • Interpret an NMR spectrum in terms of the interactions involved
  • Describe the elements of a pulsed Fourier transform NMR experiment
  • Design a strategy for analysis of molecular structure or dynamics by NMR

Transversal skills

  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.

Assessment methods

Written Examination

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Structural analysis
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Structural analysis
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Structural analysis
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14CHB330    
14-15    
15-16    
16-17CHB330    
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Monday, 13h - 16h: Lecture CHB330

Monday, 16h - 17h: Exercise, TP CHB330