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Chemistry 312 Problem Set 3 (Due Friday, July 15, 2011) 1. Assign the following molecule to their appropriate point groups ; also include a sketch of the molecule that shows the symmetry elements for each molecule, justifying the choice of point group. a. CH 2 Cl 2 b. BFClBr c. NCCN d. 1,2,3-trichlorobenzene e. 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene f. ICl 4 g. adamantane (shown below – all four faces equivalent) h. ferrocene 2. Examine the D 4h character table in resource section 4 in the textbook. a. Give the term (Mulliken) symbol for the irreducible representation for which z is a basis. Show, through a series of sketches, how the characters for the row that represents the irreducible representation for which z is a basis. b. Give the term (Mulliken) symbol for the irreducible representation for which R z is a basis. Show, through a series of sketches, how the characters for the row that represents the irreducible representation for which R z is a basis. 3. Consider the molecule MnO
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