Spectroscopic Simulator(see description below the applet)
This applet covers an aspect of the Physical Chemistry II course that students often find confusing. Although it is based on relatively simple mathematics, a complete understanding of the phenomenon requires assimilating the following concepts:
Many students are comfortable with these separate concepts, but find it difficult to combine them together to produce an understanding of rovibrational spectroscopy. This applet simulates an infra-red spectrometer, allowing students to adjust the experimental and molecular parameters and observe the effects on the infra-red spectrum. Students may use the applet to first focus on each of the individual concepts, within the context of the actual experiment, and then to integrate these concepts into a coherent whole.
For your convenience, you can additionally [download] and run this applet offline as a standalone application.
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