## Symmetry and Structure: (Readable Group Theory for Chemists)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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### 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 |

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2p orbitals ammonia molecule antibonding Appendix associated atomic orbitals axis bond angle bonding molecular orbitals Bravais lattices BrF5 bromine C-H bonding C2v point group carbon centre of symmetry Chapter character table choice complex components considered contains corresponding crystal system crystallographic point group degenerate derived detailed diagram diborane dipole direct product discussion equation equivalent ethene ethene molecule example factor group fluorine follows functions given in Table group theory hydrogen atoms hydrogen Is orbitals integral interaction inversion irreducible representation isomorphic labels ligand linear combinations matrix method mirror plane molecular orbitals multiplication table non-bonding notation obtained octahedral octahedron orbital energy overlap oxygen pair perpendicular planar Problem reducible relationship result rotation axes rotation operation Section sets of numbers shown in Figure space groups symmetric irreducible representation symmetry elements symmetry operations symmetry species symmetry-adapted tetrahedral Theorem transform transition metal trigonal vibrations water molecule wavefunctions Wigner-Seitz unit cell zero