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T OPIC 4 (S ET C): I NTRODUCTION TO S YMMETRY AND G ROUP T HEORY T HE L ANGUAGE OF I NORGANIC C HEMISTS CHEM 1311 C Spring 2010
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S YMMETRY E LEMENTS
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R OTATIONAL A XES
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D EFINE THE A XIS OF R OTATION
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C ARBON T ETRACHLORIDE
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P HOSPHORUS P ENTACHLORIDE
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N O S YMMETRY
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T HE R OTATION
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A MMONIA
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M IRROR P LANES
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W ATER M IRROR P LANES
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C ENTER OF I NVERSION
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C ENTERS OF I NVERSION
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I MPROPER R OTATIONS
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E THANE
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D EFINING THE P OINT G ROUPS
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D ETERMINE THE P OINT G ROUP Strategy: 1. Identify shape. 2. Identify the highest degree of rotation. 3. Identify the mirror planes. Simplified Rules:
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E XAMPLE 1: W ATER
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E XAMPLE 2: A MMONIA
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E XAMPLE 3: B ORON T RICHLORIDE
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E XAMPLE 4: M ETHANE
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E XAMPLE
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Unformatted text preview: 5: D IBORANE E XAMPLE 6: P HOSPHORUS P ENTACHLORIDE E XAMPLE 7: S ULFUR H EXAFLUORIDE E XAMPLE 8: COS E XAMPLE 9: S QUARE P LANAR C OMPLEXES E XAMPLE 10: T RANS C OMPLEXES P OLARITY AND S YMMETRY A N A PPLICATION OF G ROUP T HEORY What is the relationship between point groups and dipole moments? What point groups are affiliated with polar compounds? Nonpolar compounds? What symmetry elements are observed for each? C HARACTER T ABLES...
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