The class is divided into two parts. In the first part students learn the physical principles involved with the absorption of light and the photophysical and photochemical processes that may occur aafter the abosrption of light. The second part uses literature discussions and student presentations to explore applications of photophysical and photochemical reactions in inorganic chemistry
The objectives are for students to:
- Understand the theoretical principles controlling the rate and probability of light absorption and subsequent photophysical and photochemical reactions.
- Become familiar with possible photophysical and photochemical processes and how they may be experimentally probed.
- Explore the applications of photochemistry in modern inorganic chemistry.
- Improve scientific presentation skills.