Chemistry and Biochemistry
 

Organic Spectroscopic Identification

Organic Spectroscopic Identification
Theory and practice of spectrometric methods of identifying organic compounds, including infrared, ultraviolet nuclear magnetic resonance, and mass spectrometries.
CHEM
555
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 NoteStudents who have completed Chem 455 are not eligible to enroll in Chem 555.
 TaughtFall
Course Outcomes: 

Outcome 1

Students will develop problem-solving skills by identifying the molecular structure of organic compounds using multiple spectrometric techniques including IR, UV, MS, and NMR (both 1D and 2D spectra).

Outcome 2

Students will receive training on the open-access research instruments used for spectrometric analysis. This includes the IR, UV, MS, NMR spectrometers and the polarimeter, with an emphasis on 1D and 2D NMR methods.

Outcome 3

Students will complete an unknown identification project that gives them practice preparing their own samples, operating the instruments to acquire their own spectra and interpreting this data to identify their unknowns.