Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 September 2001

96 Pages | 103 line illus

ISBN: 9780198559108

Bookseller Code (06)

Introduction to Molecular Symmetry

J. S. Ogden

Oxford Chemistry Primers

This Primer presents an introduction to molecular symmetry and point groups with an emphasis on their applications. The author has adopted a non-mathematical approach as far as possible and the text will supplement those that are too advanced or gloss over important information. Chapter topics include symmetry elements, operations and point groups; matrices, multiplications tables and representations; the reduction formula; molecular vibrations; vibrational spectroscopy and degenerate vibrations; symmetry aspects of chemical bonding and matrices in higher order point groups


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