Course Syllabus for English-Taught Majors

Spectroscopic Methods In Organic ChemistryCourse Syllabus


Course Code09042003

Course NameSpectroscopic Methods In Organic Chemistry

Course CategoryMajor Basic

MajorsChemistry, Chemical engineering


Total Hours40 Hours         Credit3 scores

Lecture Hours40 Hours          Lab Hours0 Hours        Practice Hours0 Hours

InstructorsProf. Dr. Shun-Yi Wang

Textbooks Dudley Williams & Ian Fleming,《Spectroscopic Methods In Organic Chemistry》, McGraw-Hill Education2009.12 

ReferencesJie Chen, Qi-Zhe Song,Spectroscopic Analysis in Organic Chemistry》, 2008.7

          "Organic Structures from Spectra", L. D. Field, S. Sternhell, J. R. Kalman, Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 5 th Edition 2002, ISBN: 0-470-84362-4.

Teaching Aim

  Spectroscopic Methods In Organic Chemistry is a basic course in chemistry. The teaching aim is to make the students understand the basic principles of spectral analysis and to analyze the simple correlation spectra, and to analyze and deduce the structure of unknown organic compounds. This course will introduce the UV-Vis absorption spectra, infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H NMR, 13C NMR, 31P NMR etc.), as well as the basic principle and characteristics of various types of mass spectrometry. Train the students to have the ability to analyze and solve problems and to lay the necessary chemical foundation for the following courses.


After successful completion of the course, the participant should have the ability to:

Use spectroscopic equipment such as MS, IR, NMR spectrometers.

Identify organic compounds by analysis and interpretation of spectral data.

Explain common terms in NMR spectroscopy such as chemical shift, coupling constant, and anisotropy and describe how they are affected by molecular structure

Analyse and interpret 1D and 2D NMR spectra.

The ability to investigate and determine the structure of typical organic chemical compounds (molecular weight up to ca. 500 Da) using suitable nuclear magnetic resonance experiments

Perform the most commonly used NMR experiments, and to interpret and document their results



1.Introduction to organic spectroscopy; UV Vis spectroscopy

2.Introduction and Applications of FT-IR 1

Applications of FT-IR 2

Applications of FT-IR 3

3. Introduction of NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) and Applications of NMR 1

Applications of NMR 2

Applications of NMR 3

Applications of NMR 4

Applications of NMR 5

Applications of NMR 6

Applications of NMR 7

Applications of NMR 8

4.Principle and application of mass spectrometry

5.The comprehensive application of organic spectroscopy


Assessment MethodsClose-book exam: Midterm / final examination

Assessment objectives: the main assessment of the basic knowledge, basic concepts, the basic theory of Organic Spectroscopy Analysis and its comprehensive application, assessment of the ability of students to analysis and solve the problems.

Achievements: the total score of this course is mainly composed of three parts: the usual performance (including classroom performance, attendance, etc.) accounted for 30%, the midterm examination results accounted for 30%, the final examination results accounted for 40%.



Made by Prof. Dr. Shun-Yi Wang

                         Date:  Oct. 26, 2016