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Molecular Symmetry and Group Theory

ISBN: 978-0-471-14955-2
320 pages
December 1997, ©1998
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A thorough introduction to molecular symmetry and group theory as applied to chemical problems. Readers will discover by example the power of symmetry arguments in understanding otherwise intimidating theoretical problems in chemistry. This book demonstrates the centrality of symmetry and group theory to a complete understanding of the theory of structure and bonding.
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Table of Contents

Fundamental Concepts.

Representations of Groups.

Techniques and Relationships for Chemical Applications.

Symmetry and Chemical Bonding.

Equations for Wave Functions.

Vibrational Spectroscopy.

Transition Metal Complexes.


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The Wiley Advantage

  • Emphasizes the meaning and chemical significance of the mathematics of group theory.
  • Gives explicit demonstrations of the most effective techniques for applying group theory.
  • Shows how group theory has contributed and continues to contribute to our theoretical understanding of structure and bonding.
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