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Course Descriptions

A chemistry degree is excellent preparation for medical school and related fields, and also for careers in business, law or education. Many students, including chemistry majors, may be interested in a second major or minor in biochemistry and molecular biology. Other common choices include biology, chemical engineering and mathematics.

CHEM 425 - Raman Spectroscopy

  • Credit Hours: 1R-0L-1C
  • Term Available: SeeDept
  • Graduate Studies Eligible: Yes
  • Prerequisites: CHEM 225
  • Corequisites: None

This course explores various theoretical and practical aspects of Raman spectroscopy including fundamental vibrational modes of molecules and selection rules, the physicochemical origin of Raman scattering, Raman spectrometers, lasers, resonance Raman spectroscopy, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), and applications of Raman spectroscopy. The course includes an independent project in which a Raman spectrum is acquired for a sample of interest.

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