Symmetry and Structure: (Readable Group Theory for Chemists)

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 15, 1995 - Science - 416 pages
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This revised and updated edition emphasizes the physical concepts and applications of group theory rather than complex mathematics. User-friendly, it offers a simple approach to space groups, answering many frequently asked questions in detail. Features a new chapter on solid state, scores of diagrams and problems and more questions and answers. Mathematical proofs are included in the appendices.
 

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I got this book when I was preparing to teach an advanced undergraduate course in inorganic chemistry, but I didn't find time to start reading it until last spring. I read it while supervising labs ... Read full review

Contents

The Symmetry of the Water Molecule
10
The Electronic Structure of the Water Molecule
35
The D2h Character Table and the Electronic Structures
63
The Electronic Structure of Bromine Pentafluoride BrF5
97
The Electronic Structure of the Ammonia Molecule
123
The Electronic Structures of some Cubic Molecules
138
Groups and Subgroups
180
Molecular Vibrations
191
Space Groups
245
Spectroscopic Studies of Crystals
291
crystallizing in the C2c Cfh space group using
300
Definitions and Examples
306
The Mathematical Basis of Group Theory
317
Character Tables of the more Important Point Groups
348
The Fluorine Group Orbitals of n Symmetry in SF6
389
The C and D Point Groups
404

Direct Products
205
Electron Systems
227
Further Reading
411
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