Spectra of Atoms and Molecules

Hardcover | December 28, 2015

byPeter F. Bernath

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This third edition of Peter Bernath's successful Spectra of Atoms and Molecules is designed to provide advanced undergraduates and graduate students a working knowledge of the vast field of spectroscopy. Also of interest to chemists, physicists, astronomers, atmospheric scientists, andengineers, this volume emphasizes the fundamental principles of spectroscopy with the primary goal of teaching the interpretation of spectra. Features include a presentation of group theory needed to understand spectroscopy, detailed worked examples and a large number of excellent problems at theend of each chapter. Prof. Bernath provides a large number of diagrams and spectra which have been specifically recorded for this book. Molecular symmetry, matrix representation of groups, quantum mechanics, and group theory are among the topics covered; atomic, rotational, vibrational, electronicand Raman spectra are analyzed. Bernath's clear treatment of the confusing topic of line strengths as needed for quantitative applications is featured. This much-needed new edition has been updated to include the 2010 CODATA revision of physical constants, and a large number of corrections and clarifications. Responding to student requests, the main new feature is the addition of detailed worked examples in each chapter. Spectra of Atoms andMolecules, 3e will help demystify spectroscopy by showing readers the necessary steps in a derivation, as well as the final result.

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This third edition of Peter Bernath's successful Spectra of Atoms and Molecules is designed to provide advanced undergraduates and graduate students a working knowledge of the vast field of spectroscopy. Also of interest to chemists, physicists, astronomers, atmospheric scientists, andengineers, this volume emphasizes the fundamental p...

Peter F. Bernath is Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:488 pages, 10 × 7.2 × 1.18 inPublished:December 28, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199382573

ISBN - 13:9780199382576

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction1.1 Waves, Particles, and Units1.2 The Electromagnetic Spectrum1.3 Interaction of Radiation with Matter2. Molecular Symmetry2.1 Symmetry Operations2.2 Groups2.3 Notation for Point Groups3. Matrix Representation of Groups3.1 Vectors and Matrices3.2 Symmetry Operations and Position Vector Basis3.3 Symmetry Operators and Atomic Basis Vectors3.4 Symmetry Operators and Basis Functions3.5 Equivalent, Reducible, and Irreducible Representations3.6 Great Orthogonality Theorem3.7 Character Tables4. Quantum Mechanics and Group Theory4.1 Matrix Representation of the Schrodinger Equation4.2 Born-Oppenheimer Approximation4.3 Symmetry of the Hamiltonian Operator4.4 Projection Operators4.5 Direct Product Representations4.6 Integrals and Selection Rules5. Atomic Spectroscopy5.1 Background5.2 Angular Momentum5.3 The Hydrogen Atom and One-Electron Spectra5.4 Many-Electron Atoms5.5 Selection Rules5.6 Atomic Spectra5.7 Intensity of Atomic Lines5.8 Zeeman Effect5.9 Stark Effect6. Rotational Spectroscopy6.1 Rotation of Rigid Bodies6.2 Diatomic and Linear Molecules6.3 Rotational Line Intensities for Diatomic and Linear Molecules6.4 Symmetric Tops6.5 Asymmetric Tops6.6 Structure Determination7. Vibrational Spectroscopy7.1 Diatomic Molecules7.2 Vibrational Motion of Polyatomic Molecules7.3 Selection Rules for Vibrational Transitions7.4 Vibrational Spectra of Polyatomic Linear Molecules7.5 Vibrational Spectra of Symmetric Tops7.6 Vibrational Spectra of Spherical Tops7.7 Vibrational Spectra of Asymmetric Tops7.8 Vibration-Rotation Line Intensities7.9 Fermi and Coriolis Perturbations7.10 Inversion Doubling and Fluxional Behavior8. Light Scattering and the Raman Effect8.1 Background8.2 Rotational Raman Effect8.3 Vibration-Rotation Raman Spectroscopy8.4 Rayleigh and Raman Intensities9. Electronic Spectroscopy of Diatomics9.1 Orbitals and States9.2 Vibrational Structure9.3 Rotational Structure of Diatomic Molecules9.4 The Symmetry of Diatomic Energy Levels: Parity9.5 Rotational Line Intensities9.6 Dissociation, Photodissociation, and Predissociation10. Electronic Spectroscopy of Polyatomics10.1 Orbitals and States10.2 Vibrational Structure of Electronic Transitions10.3 Vibronic Coupling: The Herzberg-Teller Effect10.4 Jahn-Teller Effect and Conical Intersections10.5 Renner-Teller Effect10.6 Nonradiative Transitions: Jablonski Diagram10.7 Photoelectron Spectroscopy10.8 Rotational Structure: H2CO and HCN10.9 Intensity of Transitions