Ph. D Qualified Examination 1 on academic year 108.

Ph. D Qualified Examination information:
Date and Time:at 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Nov 4, 2019.
Location:R 203, Science Building II.

Candidates should follow the rules as below.
1. Enter the examination room at the appointed time and take the seat assigned in accordance with the seat number.
2. Keep only the following items on the desk: student ID card, pencil, ruler and eraser.
3. Put student ID card on the upper left corner of the desk for examination.
4. If candidates need to use calculator, A4 papers or answer sheet, please ask invigilator for help. 
5. Candidates are not permitted to enter the examination room again after leaving the seat, so please hand in the answer sheet before leaving.

Ph. D. Qualified Exam in Organic Chemistry

(1) Francis A. Carey and Richard J. Sundberg, Advanced Organic Chemistry, Part A, Chapter 10, Concerted Pericyclic Reactions.
(2) Francis A. Carey and Richard J. Sundberg, Advanced Organic Chemistry, Part B, Chapter 6, Concerted Cycloadditions, Unimolecular Rearrangements, and Thermal Eliminations.
The materials are available in the Library and in E-books.

Ph. D. Qualified Exam in Analytical Chemistry
Mass Spectrometry.

Ph. D. Qualified Exam in Physical Chemistry
Physical Chemistry: Group Theory

The exam is supposed to test your knowledge in chemical group theory, an important part of quantum chemistry. To pass the exam you should be familiar with the concepts of

Symmetry operations for molecules
Symmetry point groups
Recognizing symmetries of molecules
Irreducible representations
Character tables for point groups
Constructing symmetry-adapted molecular orbitals for molecules
Constructing symmetry-adapted vibrational vectors for molecules

The scope of material needed for passing the exam is contained for example in the textbook “Chemical applications of group theory” by Albert Cotton. The exam will be composed of two practical questions (each contributing 50% to the final score) checking your ability to solve problems in chemical group theory.

If you need further information with respect to the scope of the exam, please contact me in person (room 112 or