Module Catalogues

Inorganic Applications of Group Theory

Module Title Inorganic Applications of Group Theory
Module Level Level 2
Module Credits 2.50

Aims and Fit of Module

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