MODEL ANSWER
1)
Determine the point group.
BF3 is in the D3h point group.
2)
Degrees of freedom.
BF3 is a non-linear molecule, with 4 atoms.
Using the equation 3N, we see that BF3 has 12 degrees of
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3.4. Characters and Character Tables
3.4.1. Deriving character tables: Where do all the numbers come from?
A general and rigorous method for deriving character tables is based on five theorems
which i
Chapter 3 - Molecular Symmetry
Symmetry helps us understand molecular structure, some chemical
properties, and characteristics of physical properties (spectroscopy)
used with group theory to predict
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Indrganic Chemistry
Spring 2007
Problem Set 2 (Due on Wednesday, January 31)
In solving the problems for this class, I encourage you to work together using whatever
resources yo
Take_home-Statistical_Thermodynamics-Answers-30Sept13
1. N independent particles exist in one of the 3 non-degenerate energy levels of energies
E, 0, +E. The system is in contact with a thermal reserv
Problems
4.1 IF3 O2 has three isomers, and the structures and point group assignment are as
following:
F
F
I
O
O
F
point group = C2v .
The electron-pairs of double bonds would occupy two of the equato