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Introduction to Molecular Spectroscopy

University of Manchester via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Chemistry
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
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  • Duration 4 weeks long

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The course introduces the three key spectroscopic methods used by chemists and biochemists to analyse the molecular and electronic structure of atoms and molecules. These are UV/Visible , Infra-red (IR) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopies. The content is presented using short focussed and interactive screencast presentations accompanied by formative quizzes to probe understanding of the key concepts presented. Numerous exercises are provided to facilitate mastery of each topic. A unique virtual spectroscopic laboratory is made available to enable students to measure and analyse spectra online. Assessment is via summative quizzes completed during the course period.

Taught by

Patrick J O'Malley, D.Sc

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4.0 Based on 3 reviews

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5.0 12 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent basic introduction to molecular spectroscopy. Ideal for a student like me who is taking chemistry at first year university level. In my opinion is perfect for a first year university level student without any heavy maths.
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2.0 4 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I'm not sure why this course gets top ratings by some reviewers, except perhaps out of inexperience. Aside from the fact this is one Coursera course you can audit and still get graded on assessments, it is mediocre at best and badly supported at worst. The videos are just the course slides with the instructor's, not so inspiring, audio from the classroom. The course content is standard material you learn as part of an organic chemistry course but overall in less detail and with far less application.

What is more concerning is that the first time this course was run, there were lo…
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5.0 11 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The essentials of spectroscopy presented in a succinct and clear form. Great notes and interesting accompanying short video presentations. Spectral simulations are great and quizzes tough.
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