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Module Code: CHE216
Module Title: Inorganic Applications of Group Theory
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Department of Chemistry
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module aims to demonstrate the underlying importance of symmetry throughout Chemistry, with particular applications to spectroscopic selection rules and bonding in inorganic chemistry.
Learning outcomes 
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

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures and tutorials
• Symmetry elements and symmetry operations

- Examples of symmetry elements in molecules

- Treatment of symmetry operations as mathematical groups

- Point groups and their identification

- Representations of point groups – reducible and irreducible

- Reduction of reducible representations

- Symmetry and spectroscopic selection rules

- Vibrational modes of molecules and vibrational selection rules

- Applications in molecular orbital theory

MO theory of transition metal complexes

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13    7      55  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Final Exam 70.00
2 Coursework 15.00
3 Class Test 15.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 10/24/2020 8:19:07 AM