Code: CTQ-016


Title: Fundaments of spectrocopic and spectrometric methods


Level: Master / PhD

Mandatory: no

Total study time: 96h                                               TPI: (4-0-4)



Energy quantization; Time-dependent Schrödinger equation; Interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter; Absorption and emission of radiation; Electromagnetic spectrum; Radiation sources; Atomic and molecular interactions; Molecular degrees of freedom (rotational, vibrational, electronic, spin); Fundamentals of spectrometric methods involving radiation (microwave, infrared, visible, ultraviolet and x-rays); Mass Spectrometry; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.



  • J.M. Hollas, Modern Spectroscopy. 4 ed. New Jersey: Wiley inc, 2004.
  • D.L. Pavia,, Introdução à espectroscopia, tradução 5ed., Cengage learning 2016.
  • J.I. Steinfeld, Molecules and Radiation: introduction to modern molecular spectroscopy, 2ed. Dover, 2005.
  • D.A. Mcquarrie, J.D. Simon, Physical chemistry: a molecular approach. University Science Books, 1997.
  •  J. H. Gross, Mass spectrometry: a textbook. Berlin: Springer, 2004.

Complementary Bibliography

  • D.C. Harris, M.D. Bertolucci, Symmetry and Spectroscopy: introduction to vibrational and electronic spectroscopy, Dover, 1989.
  •  R. M. Silverstein, F. X. Webster, D. Kiemle, Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds, 7ª ed., John Wiley and Sons, Canada, 2005.
    8. E. Breitmeier, Structure Elucidation by NMR in Organic Chemistry: A Practical Guide, 3a Ed., John Wiley, NY, 2002.
    9.  F.  W.  McLafferty,  Turecek,   Interpretation of  Mass Spectra,  4ª  ed.  University Science Books,  Mill Valley, 1993.
    10. J. T. Watson, O. D. Sparkman, Introduction to Mass Spectrometry: Instrumentation, Applications, and Strategies for Data Interpretation, 4th Edition, Wiley, 2007.