Lady Doak College

About LDC

Intercollegiate One day Workshop "Towards an Equitable Society"- 22nd August 2014 New   COGNIZANCE '14 - 26th August 2014 New   AIIM 2014 - 26th August 2014New   Alumnae Meet 2014 will be held on 27th September 2014New     Equivalence of Degree - B.Com, M.Com, B.Sc. MathsNew   National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Biological Research Phase II -16th & 17th September 2014New   Repeat Examination Results - JUNE 2014New    Equivalence of Degree - B.Sc. Botany & B.A. EconomicsNew   Issue of application form for admission to Lady Doak Community CollegeNew   Registration for supplementary examination for November-2014New    Last Date for Fee PaymentNew   Issue of Marksheets for PG and M.Phil   Issue of Marksheets for UG (2011 Batch)   Appointment of Examiners - Application Form     Application form for Teaching PostsNew    It is mandatory for all I year students admitted in the undergraduate programme to pay the fee only through Card Swiping (POS) - Requirements for card swiping: 1. ATM debit / credit card 2. Sufficient funds in bank account      Since it is mandatory for all II UG, III UG & II PG (Aided & SF) students to pay the fee only through online (net banking, credit / debit card), students are required to open up a savings bank account in SBI     Reaccreditation (3rd cycle) Status and Peer Team Report  





6 hrs/week

On successful completion of the course, the student will be able to
  • recognize the spectroscopic techniques in terms of interaction of EMR with molecules
  • describe the principles of the rotational, vibrational, electronic, magnetic resonance spectroscopic and mass spectrometric techniques
  • apply the principles of spectroscopy to understand the structure of compounds
  • interpret the spectroscopic data for any given compound
  • propose the structure of a new compound based on the spectroscopic data


18 hrs

Electromagnetic radiation –interaction of EMR with molecules-types of molecular spectroscopy-principles and instrumentation of rotational, vibrational and NMR spectroscopic techniques- factors affecting line width and intensity - signal to noise ratio and resolving power - absorption and emission spectroscopy

Microwave Spectroscopy - Rotation of molecules-Rotational Spectra of rigid rotator, Intensities of rotational lines, Effect of Isotopic substitution - Rotational spectrum of non-rigid rotator-linear & symmetric top molecules- Stark effect.

Applications of Microwave spectroscopy - determination of bond length, bond angle dipole moment and atomic mass from microwave spectra


18 hrs

The Vibrating Diatomic Molecule - harmonic and anharmonic oscillators- Diatomic Vibrating Rotator- Vibrations of polyatomic molecules-Molecular vibrations, types of molecular vibrations, Rotational Vibrational Spectrum of Linear and Symmetric- top molecules.

Applications- Skeletal vibrations of organic and inorganic molecules- Factors influencing vibrational frequency of bonds- hydrogen bonding, electronic effect, mass effect, conjugation, ring-size -identification of functional groups ( both organic and Inorganic) using IR data.
Raman Spectroscopy- classical and quantum theory of Raman effect- Rotational Raman spectra-Linear, Symmetric Top molecules-Vibrational Raman Spectra- Raman activity of vibrations, Rule of Mutual Exclusion, polarisability ellipsoids-Rotational Fine structures- polarized and depolarized Raman lines-

Combined application of IR and Raman spectral data for in structural study of simple molecules and ions like N2O, ClF3, ClO4? and NO3?.


18 hrs

Electronic Spectra of diatomic molecules- The Born-Oppenheimer Approximation, Vibrational Coarse structure:Progressions, Intensity of vibrational-Electronic spectra: Franck-Condon Principle,Dissociation Energy and Dissociation Products, Rotational Fine Structure 0f Electronic-Vibration Transitions, The Fortrat Diagram, Predissociation
Applications electronic transitions in organic molecules- solvent effects- Woodward rules for calculation of ?max for dienes, polyenes and carbonyl compounds

Mass Spectrometry-Mass spectrum, Determination of molecular weight, molecular formulae, isotopic abundance- molecular ion - metastable ions- fragmentation routes- fragmentations associated with hydrocarbons- hydroxyl compounds, ethers, ketones, aldehydes, acids, amines, nitro compounds , halogen compounds with more than one Cl /Br atoms (both aliphatic and aromatic compounds to be done simultaneously).


18 hrs

Nuclear spin states and NMR active nuclei, nuclear magnetic moments-Mechanism of resonance absorption- Population of nuclear spin states, Proton nmr- interaction of spin magnetic moment of a proton with external magnetic moment, chemical shift and shielding, chemical equivalence, chemical environment and chemical shift, magnetic anisotropy, spin-spin splitting, coupling constant, geminal, vicinal , long-range, trans, aromatic, allylic coupling, factors influencing coupling constant, splitting of nmr signals- AX and AMX types - Proton NMR spectra of organic molecules.

Applications : Structural elucidation of organic molecules using Proton NMR spectral data.


18 hrs

13C nucleus – chemical shifts, calculation of 13C chemical shifts, spin-spin splitting of 13C signals, proton decoupled 13C spectra, NOE, Off-resonance decoupling, DEPT, molecular relaxation in 13C NMR. 9 hrs

Use of IR, UV-visible, NMR and Mass spectral data for structural elucidation of organic compounds. 9 hrs


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Dyer J.R., Applications of Absorption Spectroscopy of Organic Molecules, Prentice-Hall of India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 1987.

Ghosh P.K., Introduction to Photoelectron Spectroscopy, John Wiley , New York, 1989.

Jag Mohan, Organic Spectroscopy, Principles and Applications, Narosa Publishing House, Chennai, 2004

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Russel S. Drago, Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry, Affiliated East-West Press Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 1968.

Russel S.Drago, Physical Methods in Chemistry, Saunders, Philadelphia, 1977.

Silverstein R.M., Bassler G.C., Morill T.C., Spectrophotometric Identification of Organic Compounds, 6th edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York & London, 1998.

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