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So far… Describe possible symmetry elements that a molecule possess. Illustrate how a molecular species can be assigned to a par;cular point group. Now we are going to address some of the reasons why the recogni;on of symmetry elements in a molecule is important for inorganic chemist.
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Applica;ons of symmetry Construc;on of molecular and hybrid orbitals. (Chapter 5). Interpreta;on of spectroscopic (vibra;onal and electronic) proper;es. (Chapters 4 and 21) Determining whether a molecular species is chiral.
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All mathema;cal groups, of which point groups are special types, must have certain proper;es
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Matrices ordered array of numbers Important informa;on about the symmetry aspects of point groups is summarized in character tables, described later in this chapter. To understand the construc;on and use of character tables, we first need to consider the proper;es of matrices, which are the basis for the tables.
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Representa;on of Point groups Symmetry Opera;ons : matrix representa;on H 2 O as an example.
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