Basic Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy

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Royal Society of Chemistry, 2002 - Education - 184 pages
The main aim of this unique book is to introduce the student to spectroscopy in a clear manner which avoids, as far as possible, the mathematical aspects of the subject. It is thus intended for first or second year undergraduates, particularly those with minimal mathematics qualifications. After explaining the theory behind spectroscopy, the book then goes on to look at the different techniques, such as rotational, vibrational and electronic spectroscopy. It encompasses both high resolution (structural) and low resolution (analytical) spectroscopy, demonstrating their close interrelationship. The many worked problems make this book particularly appealing for independent study. Ideal for the needs of undergraduate chemistry students, Tutorial Chemistry Texts is a major new series consisting of short, single topic or modular texts concentrating on the fundamental areas of chemistry taught in undergraduate science courses. Each book provides a concise account of the basic principles underlying a given subject, embodying an independent-learning philosophy and including worked examples.
 

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Contents

What is Spectroscopy?
1
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
8
Quantization and the Hydrogen Atom
17
Quantization in Polyelectronic Atoms
31
Molecular Vibrations
75
Molecular Rotation
91
How Spectra are Obtained
100
Rotational Spectroscopy
110
Vibrational Spectroscopy
126
Molecules
139
Electronic Spectroscopy
146
Further Reading
171
Subject Index
182
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