Rotational Spectroscopy III 
Rotational Spectroscopy III
by UC Irvine / Rachel Martin
Video Lecture 7 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 23, 2013. Slides: 00:10- Why is the Sky Blue? 05:24- Why is the Sky Blue? Functional Form 06:01- Why are Sunsets Red? 06:36- Why are Sunsets Red? Mie Scattering 10:47- Why is the (Twilight) Sky Blue? 11:30- Ozone Absorption Spectrum 13:11- Why is Water Blue? 14:00- Why is Water Blue? Absorption Spectrum 17:18- Wet Vs. Dry 20:47- Raman Spectroscopy 24:48- Energies and Frequencies (Again) 25:40- Polarizability 28:28- Rotational Raman Spectroscopy 32:24- Rotational Raman Spectroscopy, Slide 2 34:10- Rotational Raman Spectroscopy, Slide 3 35:12- Raman Spectroscopy (revisited) 36:04- Big Picture: Spectroscopy (revisited) 37:06- IR Spectrum of Water 38:55- IR and Raman Active Modes 40:42- Molecular Motion

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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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