Lecture_31_32_Symmetry_Group_Theory_1

Lecture_31_32_Symmetry_Group_Theory_1 - Symmetry and Group...

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Symmetry and Group Theory Symmetry What features of symmetry and group theory can we put to use? 1. Use to deduce linear combination of aos that have a given symmetry. 2. Can deduce polarity of a molecule, i.e. is the molecule polar or nonpolar. 3. Can predict if a molecule is chiral. 4. Can derive selection rules for spectroscopic transitions [electronic, vibrational and rotational].
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Group Theory Group theory is a systematic way to use the symmetry of a molecule. Generally, the rules of group theory can be applied in a straightforward mechanical way. Much detailed calculations can be sidestepped by application of group theory principles.
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Mathematical Group The set of symmetry operations for a given point group satisfy the requirements of a mathematical group of order
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