SPECTROSCOPY - 2018/9
Module code: CHE2026
This module discusses the theoretical knowledge and skills required for the interpretation NMR, IR, Raman, MS and UV-Vis spectra.
CREAN C Dr (Chemistry)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: F100
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
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
|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 (1.5 HOURS) (NMR, IR, RAMAN, UV-VIS SPECTROSCOPY AND MASS SPECTROMETRY)||60|
Re-assessment will be in the same format as the original assessment.
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.
- 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
|1||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|
|2||Demonstrate understanding of the application range of these spectroscopic and spectrometric methods and choose appropriate methods for a given problem||KCPT|
|3||Apply knowledge gained to predict spectral properties of compounds||KCPT|
|4||Use appropriate literature and databases to confirm spectral interpretation.|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 22
Independent Study Hours: 117
Lecture Hours: 8
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
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Reading list for SPECTROSCOPY : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/che2026
Programmes this module appears in
|Chemistry MChem||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Chemistry with Forensic Investigation MChem||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Medicinal Chemistry MChem||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Chemistry BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Chemistry with Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Medicinal Chemistry BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
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 2018/9 academic year.