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.

References:
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
DOI.org:/10.1021/ed083p1393

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