The book explains: The basics of Group Theory What symmetry elements and operations are How to identify point groups The theorems involved The applications of Group Theory to spectroscopy This book has been specially designed to use a simple and easily understandable approach that explains the basics of symmetry elements and operations, how to identify point groups and the application of group theory in spectroscopy. The numerous worked-out examples and illustrations of symmetry elements and operations guide the reader in a step-wise manner through the subject. Even those without a background in mathematics will find this approach easy and helpful. The book is based on the prescribed syllabus for M Sc Chemistry and can be used by students across India as a textbook. It can be used as a reference book by B Sc Chemistry students.
Dr S Swarnalakshmi is presently Reader, T Saroja is Selection Grade Lecturer and R M Ezhilarasi is Senior Scale Lecturer in the Chemistry Department at Guru Nanak College, Chennai.
Symmetry elements and symmetry operations / Symmetry elements and point groups / Matrix representation of symmetry operations / Representation of point groups / Irreducible representations and character tables / Symmetry of hybrid orbitals / Determination of symmetry of vibrational modes / Infrared and Raman activity of molecular vibrations / Selection rules for electronic transitions / Appendices / Exercises / References / Index
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