Rotational Spectroscopy II 
Rotational Spectroscopy II
by UC Irvine / Rachel Martin
Video Lecture 6 of 26
Copyright Information: Martin, Rachel. Molecular Structure & Statistical Mechanics 131B (UCI OpenCourseWare: University of California, Irvine), [Accessed January 23, 2015]. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. (
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Lecture Description

Recorded on January 18, 2013. Slides: 00:08- 6. Rotational Spectroscopy 01:12- Big Picture: Spectroscopy 01:53- Angular Momentum 04:20- Commutators (Review) 05:17- Angular Momentum Operators 08:13- Spherical Harmonics 09:47- Spherical Harmonics, Slide 2 11:15- Practice Problems 13:25- Rotational Spectroscopy 18:42- Rotational Spectroscopy, Slide 2 22:32- Rotational Energy Levels 24:26- Rotational Energy Levels, Slide 2 26:00- Energies and Frequencies 28:37- Rotational Energy Levels, Slide 3 28:51- Rotational Energy Levels- HCl 31:55- Types of Rigid Rotors 34:38- Types of Rigid Rotors, Slide 3 36:28- Symmetric Rotor 38:40- Quantization 39:40= Degeneracy 40:29- Degeneracy, Slide 2 42:39- Interstellar Molecules 43:20- Rotational Spectra From Space 44:47- Radio Telescope (ARO)

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Course Description

Principles of quantum mechanics with application to the elements of atomic structure and energy levels, diatomic molecular spectroscopy and structure determination, and chemical bonding in simple molecules. Chemistry Dept. | Physical Sciences Sch. | University of California, Irvine


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