Fundamentals Of Molecular Symmetry

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AbstractMolecular symmetry is an easily applied tool for understanding and predicting many of the properties of molecules. Traditionally, students are taught molecular symmetry using point groups derived from the equilibrium geometry of the molecule. However, the true basis for molecular symmetry is not geometrical symmetry. This book shows how to set up symmetry groups for molecules using more fundamental ideas-- it is no more difficult than doing it using molecular geometry. The approach taken gives a balanced account of both molecular symmetry and point group symmetry, and introductory descriptions of molecular spectroscopy and quantum mechanics make the book essentially self-contained.
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PublisherCRC Press
AffiliationNRC Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number21272059
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