Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Optional for: B4mb, K4m. Course coordinator: Kristofer Modig,, Biofysikalisk kemi. Prerequisites: KFK080 Thermodynamics or similar. Assessment: The final grade is based on problem sets, midterm exam and final exam. In addition, lab reports must pass. Home page:

The course aims at giving the student

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course comprises three parts. The first part outlines a basic and general quantum mechanical description of molecular spectroscopy, including the interaction between radiation and matter, with examples of basic applications of optical (IR, UV/VIS, and fluorescence) spectroscopy. The second part treats modern spectroscopic techniques. The third part (covering 50% of the course) treats modern NMR spectroscopy. This part includes basic theory as well as modern applications of multidimensional spectroscopy and spin relaxation for investigations of molecular structure and dynamics.

Atkins, P W: Physical Chemistry, 7th ed. OUP 2002. ISBN: 0-19-879285-9.
Hore, P J: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. OUP 1995. ISBN: 0-19-855682-9.
Räkneövningskompendium. Biofysikalisk kemi.
Laborationshandledningar. Biofysikalisk kemi.