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Lecture 23: Asymmetric top

Lecture 23: Asymmetric top

This video was recorded at MIT 5.80 Small-Molecule Spectroscopy and Dynamics. The goal of this course is to illustrate the spectroscopy of small molecules in the gas phase: quantum mechanical effective Hamiltonian models for rotational, vibrational, and electronic structure; transition selection rules and relative intensities; diagnostic patterns and experimental methods for the assignment of non-textbook spectra; breakdown of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation (spectroscopic perturbations); the stationary phase approximation; nondegenerate and quasidegenerate perturbation theory (van Vleck transformation); qualitative molecular orbital theory (Walsh diagrams); the notation of atomic and molecular spectroscopy. Course Homepage: 5.80 Small-Molecule Spectroscopy and Dynamics Course features at MIT OpenCourseWare page: Syllabus Calendar Lecture Notes Assignment Exams


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