HW#1 - identify symmetry elements, and assign point group...

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Chemistry 4011/5011 Problem Set 1 Due: Sept 9, 2011 1. Show that the set of numbers [ 1, -1, i, -i ] constitute a group (i= (-1) 1/2 ). What is the group multiplication operation? What is the reciprocal of each element? Is the group Abelian? What subgroups are contained in the group, and what is the class structure? 2. Use VSEPR to determine the structures of the following molecules or ions,
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Unformatted text preview: identify symmetry elements, and assign point group symmetry. a) B(OH) 3 b) XeO 2 F 4 c) IOF 3 d) (S 2 O 4 ) 2-e) cyclohexane (chair) 3. Express the following reducible representations as a sum of irreducible representations. D 3h E 2C 3 3C 2 σ h 2 S 3 3 σ v Γ 1 5 2 1 3 0 3 Γ 2 3 0 -1 -3 0 1 Γ 3 3 0 -1 3 0 -1 C 2h E C 2 i σ h Γ 1 3 -1 1 -3 Γ 2 5 1 1 1...
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