Group Theory analysis of Vibrational Spectra
These exercises were designed to examine the applications of symmetry and group theory
in the elucidation of the vibrational (Infrared and Raman) spectra of compounds.
Some simple molecules are provided and you can try to calculate the number of
Infrared and Raman active vibrations and compare their results with experimental
or simulated data given.
List of Character Tables for the various point groups
Lecture notes and videos from Prof Jones at Univ Texas at Austin
free text online
Housecroft, C.E., Sharpe, A.G., Inorganic Chemistry. Pearson Education Limited, England, 2008, 107.
Jean-Claude Merlin* and Jean-Paul Cornard
A Pictorial Representation of Normal Modes of Vibration
Using Vibrational Symmetry Coordinates
J. Chem. Educ., 2006, 83 (9), p 1383
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