Fall 2016

Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy

Listed in: Chemistry, as CHEM-351

Formerly listed as: CHEM-44

Moodle site: Course


Helen O. Leung (Section 01)
Mark D. Marshall (Section 01)


The theory of quantum mechanics is developed and applied to spectroscopic experiments. Topics include the basic principles of quantum mechanics; the structure of atoms, molecules, and solids; and the interpretation of infrared, visible, fluorescence, and NMR spectra.  Appropriate laboratory work will be arranged. Three hours of class and four hours of laboratory per week.

Requisite: CHEM 161, MATH 121, PHYS 116 or 123.  Limited to 24 students. Fall semester. Professors Leung and Marshall.

If Overenrolled: Preference given to Amherst College chemistry majors, others by class year.


Lab Science Course, Quantitative Reasoning


2017-18: Offered in Spring 2018
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016