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Symmetry and Spectroscopy: An Introduction to Vibrational and Electronic Spectroscopy

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Publisher Comments:

The primary focus of this textbook is to introduce the student to vibrational and electronic spectroscopy, presenting the applications of group theory to the interpretation of ultraviolet, visible and infrared spectra without assuming a high level of background knowledge

The text is divided into five chapters which address the fundamentals of group theory, qualitative aspects of quantum mechanics, vibrational spectroscopy, molecular orbital theory and electronic spectroscopy. To make the exposition clear and meaningful, each new concept is applied or illustrated with experimental results as quickly as possible. In addition, each chapter features a large number of relevant problems through which students can test their understanding of text material. These problems are an integral part of the text and sometimes introduce new material. Solutions to the problems (often accompanied by detailed explanations) can be found in an appendix.

Carefully written to provide a solid foundation in spectroscopic analysis, the book devotes significant attention to the interpretation and significance of vibrational and electronic spectra, including good introductory material on Raman and photo-electron spectroscopy, vibronic analysis and transition metal complexes. Moreover, many of the concepts presented clearly here can be easily extended to studies in other fields of chemistry. Also included are numerous helpful figures and line drawings illustrating important concepts.

Synopsis:

Informal, effective undergraduate-level text introduces vibrational and electronic spectroscopy, presenting applications of group theory to the interpretation of UV, visible, and infrared spectra without assuming a high level of background knowledge. 200 problems with solutions. Numerous illustrations. "A uniform and consistent treatment of the subject matter." — Journal of Chemical Education.

Table of Contents

0. Opening remarks

1. A chemist's view of group theory

  1-1. Introduction

  1-2. Symmetry Operations and Molecules

  1-3. Groups

  1-4. Point Groups

  1.5. Classification of Molecules into Point Groups

  1-6. Matrix Representation of Symmetry Operations

  1-7. Characters and Character Tables

  1-8. Decomposition of Reducible Representations and the Direct Product

    Additional Problems

    Related Reading

2. A skirmish with quantum mechanics

  2-1. Introduction

  2-2. Light

  2-3. The Postulates of Quantum Mechanics

  2-4. Some Simple Illustrations from Quantum Mechanics

    Related Reading

3. Vibrational spectroscopy

  3-1. Introduction

  3-2. Infrared and Raman Spectra

  3-3. Diatomic Molecules

  3-4. Transitions between Stationary States

  3-5. The Normal Modes of Vibration of Polyatomic Molecules

  3-6. Selection Rules and Polarization

  3-7. Symmetry Coordinates and Normal Modes

  3-8. Stretching Mode Analysis

  3-9. Assignment of Real Spectra

  3-10. The Resonance Raman Effect

  3.-11 Functional Group Analysis

    Additional Problems

    Related Reading

4. Molecular orbital theory

  4-1 Introduction

  4-2 Atoms

  4-3 Photoelctron Spectroscopy

  4-4 The LCAO Molecular Orbital Method

  4-5 Diatomic Molecules

  4-6 Polyatomic Molecules

  4-7 The Hückel Method

  4-8 Transition Metal Complexes

    Additional Problems

    Related Reading

5. Electronic spectroscopy

  5-1 Introduction

  5-2 Another Look at Molecular Vibrations

  5-3 Basic Notions

  5-4 Selection Rules

  5-5 The Electronic Spectra of Some Diatomic Molecules

  5-6 The Fate of Absorbed Energy

  5-7 "Single Bonds, Double Bonds, and Lone Pairs"

  5-8 Vibronic Analysis

  5-9 Transition Metal Complexes

  5-10 Concluding Remarks

    Additional Problems

    Related Reading

  Appendices

  A. Character tables

  B. Direct products

  C. Overtones of degenerate vibrations

  D. The shapes of atomic orbitals

  E. Physical constants

  F. Energy conversions

  G. Answers to problems

  Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486661445
Other:
Harris, Daniel C.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Harris, Hopkins
Author:
Michael D. Ber
Author:
Harris, Daniel C.
Author:
tolucci
Author:
Bertolucci
Author:
Chemistry
Author:
Bertolucci, Michael D.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Chemistry - General
Subject:
Chemistry - Analytic
Subject:
Chemistry - Physical & Theoretical
Subject:
Nuclear Physics
Subject:
Molecular orbitals
Subject:
Symmetry
Subject:
Symmetry (Physics)
Subject:
Vibrational spectra
Subject:
Electron spectroscopy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Chemistry
Series Volume:
CFF no. 5
Publication Date:
19891131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.28 lb

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Informal, effective undergraduate-level text introduces vibrational and electronic spectroscopy, presenting applications of group theory to the interpretation of UV, visible, and infrared spectra without assuming a high level of background knowledge. 200 problems with solutions. Numerous illustrations. "A uniform and consistent treatment of the subject matter." — Journal of Chemical Education.
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