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Applied Quantum Chemistry

Master's level | 10 credits | Course code: KEM321

The course is not given as a stand-alone course this academic year, but can be included in the program/course package. For information contact the department.

About the Course

Computational methods have become a common tool for solving chemical problems. However, a computational-chemistry program package is no black box, equally little as e.g. an NMR spectrometer. Rather, they have to be used in an educated way to provide relevant results. The course treats, from a distinct user perspective, the calculation of molecular properties starting from the underlying quantum theory. It is described how quantum chemical calculations can be used to analyze and understand chemical reactions and to interpret experimental results as e.g. IR and Raman spectra. The focus is on the "working horse" of modern quantum chemistry, density-functional theory (DFT), its strengths and weaknesses. The lectures are complemented by extensive computer exercises.

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Tuition Fee

Please contact the department.
EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Per Martin Björemark, +46 31 786 9013,


Department of Chemistry & Molecular Biology
Box 462
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Medicinaregatan 9 C

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