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Complete spectroscopy classes


Organic Spectroscopy

UC Irvine, CHEM203 (undergraduate level) 
Instructor: Prof James S. Nowick.
Description: The first 3 lectures cover IR spectroscopy from a chemist point of view. Lecture 1 can be started at 19:43.



Advanced Chemical Experimentation and Instrumentation

MIT 5.33 (undergraduate level) 
Instructors: Prof. Andrei Tokmakoff and Dr. Mircea Gheorghiu (Laboratory Director) 
Description: Advanced experimentation, with particular emphasis on chemical synthesis and the fundamentals of quantum chemistry, illustrated through molecular spectroscopy.
Lecture notes and one IR spectroscopy experiment are available.


Small-Molecule Spectroscopy and Dynamics

MIT 5.80 (graduate level)
Instructor: Prof. Robert Field
Description: Spectroscopy of small molecules in the gas phase: quantum mechanical effective Hamiltonian models for rotational, vibrational, and electronic structure; transition selection rules and relative intensities; diagnostic patterns and experimental methods for the assignment of non-textbook spectra; breakdown of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation (spectroscopic perturbations); the stationary phase approximation; nondegenerate and quasidegenerate perturbation theory (van Vleck transformation); qualitative molecular orbital theory (Walsh diagrams); the notation of atomic and molecular spectroscopy.
Lecture notes and videos of classes are available. This is an advanced class! 


Spectroscopy tutorials and short classes


Organic Lab Lectures by Owen Priest, Northwestern University