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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 But Understandable Introduction To Molecular Symmetry And Group Theory As Applied To Chemical Problems! In a friendly, easy-to-understand style, this new book invites the reader to discover by example the power of symmetry arguments for understanding theoretical problems in chemistry. The author shows the evolution of ideas and demonstrates the centrality of symmetry and group theory to a complete understanding of the theory of structure and bonding. Plus, the book offers explicit demonstrations of the most effective techniques for applying group theory to chemical problems, including the tabular method of reducing representations and the use of group-subgroup relationships for dealing with infinite-order groups. Also Available From Wiley:
* Concepts and Models of Inorganic Chemistry, 3/E, by Bodie E. Douglas, Darl H. McDaniel, and John J. Alexander 0-471-62978-2
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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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