Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
404003252018INTRODUCTION TO MOLECULER PHOTOCHEMISTRYElective353
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To teach the fundamental concepts of molecular photochemistry
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nursel ACAR SELÇUKİ
Learning Outcomes
1To understand the fundamental principles of photochemistry
2To gain insight on light-matter interactions
3To gain the knowledge of the nature of light
4To be able to select the suitable methods and instruments
5To be able to comment on the results
6To understand the photochemical and photophysical processes
7To be able to calculate thermodynamic and kinetic relations of molecular complexes
8To understand and compare the used methods
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Investigation of relation between molecular orbital and radiation, Franck-Condon principle, electron and energy transfer, teoretical calculations of radiative rate constant, calculation of gibbs free energy, exciplex formation will be discussed.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Nature of light
2Absorption and Emission of Radiation
3Wave Mechanics and Quantum Numbers, Selection Rules for Absorption, Stokes Shifts
4Properties of electronically excited molecules
5Fluorescence and chemical structure
6Electronic levels of organic molecules
7Electronic levels of transition metal complexes
8Mid-term Exam
9Quenching
10Charge transfer intermediate
11Photochemical kinetics and quantum yield
12Steady-state fluorescence quenching: Stern-Volmer relation
13Light and life
14Photosynthesis – in plants and bacteria
15Project presentation
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Report Preparation155
Project Preparation155
Project Presentation3515
Individual Study for Homework Problems3515
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
Reading122
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)94
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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