About The Book Group Theory And Its Applications In Chemistry
This book, divided into two parts, now in its second edition, presents the basic principles of group theory and their applications in chemical theories. While retaining the thorough coverage of the previous edition, the book in Part I, discusses the symmetry elements, point groups and construction of character tables for different point groups. In Part II, it describes the concept of hybridization to explain the shapes of molecules and analyzes the character tables to predict infrared and Raman active vibrational modes of molecules. It also brings into fore the molecular orbital theory and the techniques of group theory to interpret bonding in transition metal complexes and their electronic spectra. Finally, the book describes the crystal symmetry in detail as well as the WoodwardHoffmann rules to determine the pathways of electrocyclic and cycloaddition reactions.
NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION
New sections on Direct Product, Groupsub-group Relationships, Effect of Descent in Octahedral Symmetry on Degeneracy, JahnTeller Distortion, Groupsub-group Relationships and Electronic Spectra of Complexes and Influence of Coordination on the Infrared Spectra of Oxoanionic Ligands, Space Groups
Provides mathematical foundations to understand group theory.
The book is designed for the senior undergraduate students and postgraduate students of Chemistry. It will also be of immense use to the researchers in the fields where group theory is applied.
Table of Contents:
Part I: BASIC PRINCIPLES OF GROUP THEORY
Chapter 1 Molecular Symmetry
Chapter 2 Group Representation and Character Table
Part II: APPLICATIONS OF GROUP THEORY
Chapter 3 Hybridization of Atomic Orbitals
Chapter 4 Spectroscopy
Chapter 5 Molecular Orbital Theory
Chapter 6 Transition Metal Complexes
Chapter 7 Crystal Symmetry
Chapter 8 WoodwardHoffmann Rules
Character Tables for Chemically Important Symmetry Groups
Appendix B: Correlation Table for Group Oh
Stereographic Projections for the 32 Crystallographic Point Groups