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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Vibrational Spectroscopy I - MC240P27
Title: Vibrační spektroskopie I
Czech title: Vibrační spektroskopie I
Guaranteed by: Department of Inorganic Chemistry (31-240)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2020
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech, English
Additional information:
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: prof. RNDr. Ivan Němec, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): prof. RNDr. Ivan Němec, Ph.D.
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Annotation -
Last update: prof. RNDr. Ivan Němec, Ph.D. (28.02.2018)
This course is a basic course for understanding of the origin, theoretical and practical aspects, analysis and interpretation of infrared and Raman spectra. The course is intended for Master and PhD students.
Literature -
Last update: prof. RNDr. Ivan Němec, Ph.D. (20.09.2021)
  • Schrader B., Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy, VCH Publishers, Inc., New York 1995.


  • Nakamoto K., Infrared and Raman Spectra of Inorganic and Coordination Compounds, 6th edition, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York 2009.


  • Stuart B., Infrared Spectroscopy - Fundamentals and Applications, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York 2004.


  • Socrates G., Infrared and Raman Characteristic Group Frequencies, 3rd edition, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York 2001.
Requirements to the exam -
Last update: prof. RNDr. Ivan Němec, Ph.D. (09.11.2011)

The examination is oral. The scope of examination agrees with sylabus.

Syllabus -
Last update: prof. RNDr. Ivan Němec, Ph.D. (28.02.2018)

The course is divided into following parts:

1) Energy levels and types of transitions, molecular spectroscopy units, potential energy curves, molecular parameters, selection rules, etc.;

2) Symmetry of molecules, symmetry operations and elements, basic postulates of the group theory, point and space symmetry groups, matrix symmetry presentation, etc.;

3) Infrared and Raman spectroscopy – basic theoretical principles, instrumentation and spectra collection;

4) Vibrational, rotational, vibrational-rotational spectra; rigid rotor, harmonic and anharmonic oscillator, information from vibrational-rotational spectra , etc.;

5)  Polyatomic particles vibrations, normal vibrations, number and types of vibrations, symmetry of vibrations, character tables, representations, vibrational spectra interpretations, characteristic group vibrations;

6) Vibrational spectroscopy of inorganic (from 2 to 7 atoms) and coordination compounds (simple ligands, coordination and symmetry); Fermi resonance, tunnel effect, isotopic effect, etc.

7) Vibrational spectroscopy of crystals, vibrational spectroscopy and allotropy and polymorphism studies, etc.

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