This module aims to demonstrate the underlying importance of symmetry throughout Chemistry, with particular applications to spectroscopic selection rules and bonding in inorganic chemistry.
A analyze the symmetry properties of molecules and assign molecules to their correct point groups
B predict and relate aspects of molecular/ complex structure and bonding
C critically discuss the fundamental role of molecular symmetry in determining molecular/complex properties and reactivity
D use character tables to solve a variety of problems in spectroscopy
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