Knowledge and understanding
The course recalls some key concepts and models of quantum mechanics and proposes their application to real cases, especially through the use of spectroscopic techniques.
Applying knowledge and understanding
During the course, the students apply some key concepts and models of quantum mechanics; they become familiar with some spectroscopic techniques (UV-visible-NIR-IR absorption, FT-IR, Raman); they interpret spectroscopic data and use them to derive molecular parameters.
The student will acquire tools to apply the basic concepts and models of quantum mechanics to molecular systems, in gas, liquid and solid phase. She/he will be able to process experimental data through rigorous approaches, evaluating the approximations introduced.
The student will acquire a formally correct language from the physico-chemical point of view, and will be stimulated to express the concepts in a clear and rigorous way.
Lifelong learning skills
The student will be able to highlight the connections between the quantum-mechanical models and the knowledge acquired in previous courses; she/he will be able to undertake higher-level academic studies with sufficient degree of autonomy or to continue her/his professional training.