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1. General information
ECTS credits:
Academic year:
20  23 
First quarter
Main language:
Second language:
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Web site:
Lecturer: MARIA ANTONIA HERRERO CHAMORRO - Group(s): 20  23 
Phone number
Office hours

Phone number
Office hours
San Alberto Magno/first floor
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 16.30 to 18.30 h

2. Pre-Requisites
Not established
3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession
Not established
4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
CB02 Apply their knowledge to their job or vocation in a professional manner and show that they have the competences to construct and justify arguments and solve problems within their subject area.
E01 Understand and use chemical terminology, nomenclature, conventions and units
E05 Know the chemical elements and their compounds, their forms of obtaining, structure, properties and reactivity, as well as the main techniques for their analysis
E06 Know the structural properties of chemical compounds, including stereochemistry, as well as the main structural research techniques
E17 Develop the ability to relate to each other the different specialties of Chemistry, as well as this one with other disciplines (interdisciplinary character)
G01 Know the principles and theories of Chemistry, as well as the methodologies and applications characteristic of analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry, understanding the physical and mathematical bases that require
G02 Be able to gather and interpret data, information and relevant results, obtain conclusions and issue reasoned reports on scientific, technological or other problems that require the use of chemical tools
G03 Know how to apply the theoretical-practical knowledge acquired in the different professional contexts of Chemistry
G04 Know how to communicate, orally and in writing, the knowledge, procedures and results of chemistry, both specialized and non-specialized
G05 Acquire and adapt new knowledge and techniques of any scientific-technical discipline with incidence in the chemical field
T10 Ability to use specific software for chemistry at user level
T11 Ability to obtain bibliographic information, including Internet resources
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Encourage and promote in the student all those values ¿¿and attitudes inherent to scientific activity.
Jointly use the techniques of structural determination showing their complementarity
Know the main aspects of the terminology and nomenclature in Inorganic and Organic Chemistry.
The student must be able to discern and select the most appropriate techniques for solving a specific problem
Be able to search and select information in the field of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, and present it adequately both orally and in writing, developing its capacity for synthesis, being critical and objective
Know the main applications of the methods of structural determination, so that the student is capable of: From spectroscopic data deduce structures of organic and inorganic compounds and, from a determined structure, predict the most significant characteristics of the corresponding spectra
Acquire skill in oral and written exposition
Know the basic principles of the main methods of structural determination, Ultraviolet-Visible spectroscopy, Infrared, RAMAN, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Mass Spectrometry
Apply the concepts of symmetry in the resolution of structural problems
Ability to obtain information from tables and graphs to solve a problem of structural determination
Know the application of these techniques in the analysis and resolution of everyday problems and in related scientific fields
Know the stereochemistry of the compounds
Know the structure of the main organic functional groups
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: NMR basic concepts: 1H and 13C NMR
    • Unit 1.1: Basic concepts of NMR spectroscopy
    • Unit 1.2: 1H and 13C NMR. Chemical Shift
    • Unit 1.3: Spin spin coupling: Double resonance
    • Unit 1.4: Applications of 1H and 13C NMR
    • Unit 1.5: Relaxation processes
    • Unit 1.6: Introduction of the multipulses resonance
  • Unit 2: NMR of other nuclei different from 1H and 13C
    • Unit 2.1: Other nuclei of interest in NMR
    • Unit 2.2: Spin spin coupling
    • Unit 2.3: Satellites of spin spin coupling
    • Unit 2.4: Dynamic resonance
    • Unit 2.5: Metodology for spectra simplification
    • Unit 2.6: NMR of important nuclei in Inorganic Chemistry
  • Unit 3: Vibrational spectroscopy
    • Unit 3.1: Basic concepts of IR and Raman spectroscopy
    • Unit 3.2: Normal modes of vibration. Use of symmetry
    • Unit 3.3: Applications of the IR and Raman spectroscopy in Inorganic Chemistry
  • Unit 4: Vibrational spectroscopy
    • Unit 4.1: Applications of the IR in Organic Chemistry
  • Unit 5: Mass spectrosmetry
    • Unit 5.1: Basic concepts of mass spectrometry
    • Unit 5.2: Applications of the mass spectrometry
    • Unit 5.3: Introduction to the techniques of chemical ionization
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures E01 E05 E06 G01 G05 T10 1.28 32 N N
Workshops or seminars [ON-SITE] Problem solving and exercises E01 E05 E17 G02 G03 G04 T10 T11 0.8 20 Y N
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Group tutoring sessions E01 E05 E17 G02 G03 G04 0.08 2 Y N
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study E06 E17 G01 G05 T10 T11 3.6 90 N N
Progress test [ON-SITE] Combination of methods E17 G02 G03 G04 0.16 4 Y N
Final test [ON-SITE] Combination of methods E17 G02 G03 G04 0.08 2 Y Y
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Assessment of problem solving and/or case studies 10.00% 0.00% It will be taken into account the participation in the lessons and the solving and proposal of problems.
Mid-term tests 90.00% 0.00% Two short test will be done during the semester to follow the concept adquisition of the student.
Final test 0.00% 100.00% This must be done by those who have not passed the course through progress tests.
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 6 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 13.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    Continuous evaluation following the adquisition of theoretical concepts (90%) and the resolution of problems and real examples (10%). These evaluations show the adquisition of the competences.
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    An exam will be 90% of the grade and the resolution or practical cases will be evaluated with a 10% adapted to students who cannot attend classes

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
The qualification will be the 100% of the final exam mark
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
Evaluation criteria not defined
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 90
Progress test [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 4
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 2

Unit 1 (de 5): NMR basic concepts: 1H and 13C NMR
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 10
Workshops or seminars [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 5
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Group tutoring sessions] 1

Unit 2 (de 5): NMR of other nuclei different from 1H and 13C
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 9
Workshops or seminars [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 6

Unit 3 (de 5): Vibrational spectroscopy
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 7
Workshops or seminars [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 4
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Group tutoring sessions] 1

Unit 4 (de 5): Vibrational spectroscopy
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Workshops or seminars [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2

Unit 5 (de 5): Mass spectrosmetry
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Workshops or seminars [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 3

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
A. García, E. Teso Análisis Orgánico UNED 1992 Parte de organica  
A. K. Brisdon Inorganic Spectroscopic Methods Oxford Science Publications 1998 RMN  
Akitt, J. W. NMR and chemistry : an introduction to modern NMR spectroscopy Taylor & Francis 2000 RMN  
D. C. Harris, M. D. Bertolucci Symmetry and Spectroscopy Espectroscopia vibracional  
D.W. Brown, A.J. Floyd y M. Sainsbury Organic Spectroscopy John Wiley & sons; 1988 Parte de organica  
Drago, R. S. Physical Methods in Chemistry W. B. Saunders Company 1997 libro general  
E. Pretch, P.Bühlmann, C. Affolter, A. Herrera y R. Martínez Determinación estructural de compuestos orgánicos. barcelona Determinación estructural de compuestos orgánicos. Springer-Verlag Ibérica, 2001 RMN, Parte de organica  
E. Pretch, T. Clerc, J. Seibl y W. Simon Tablas para la elucidación estructural por métodos espectroscópicos. 3ª Edición. Elsevier 1998 RMN, Parte de organica  
F.A. Cotton La Teoría de Grupos aplicada a la Química Limusa 1983 Espectroscopia vibracional  
J. A. Iggo NMR Spectroscopy in Inorganic Chemistry, Oxford Science Publications 1999 RMN  
J.B. Lambert, H.F. Shurvell, D. Lighter y R.G. Cooks; Introduction to Organic Spectroscopy MacMillan, 1987 Parte de organica  
K. Nakamoto Infrared and Raman Spectra of Inorganic and Coordination Compounds John Wiley and Sons 1997 Espectroscopia vibracional  
Kemp, W NMR in Chemistry. A Multinuclear Introduction Mac Millan 1986 RMN  
M. Hesse, H. Meier, B. Zeeh; Métodos espectroscópicos en Química Orgánica Ed. Síntesis, 2ª edición 1999 Parte de organica  
Sandström, J. Dynamic NMR Spectroscopy Academic Press 1982  
Verkade, J. G.; Quin L. D. Phosphorus-31 NMR Spectroscopy in Stereochemical Analysis VCH 1987 RMN  
W. Kemp Organic Spectroscopy MacMillan 1991 Parte de organica  
¿ Ebsworth E. A. V. Rankin, D. W. H., Cradock S. Structural Methods in Inorganic Chemistry Blackwell Scientific Publications 1987 libro general  

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