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CH20146: Symmetry and group theory

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 3      [equivalent to 6 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 60
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take CH10133 OR take CH10134
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide an introduction to symmetry in molecules, Group Theory and its applications in interpreting the spectra and structures of inorganic compounds.

Learning Outcomes:
After studying this Unit, students should be able to:
* Identify symmetry elements in and define the point group of a molecule
* Fully assign the vibrational spectra (IR and Raman) using Group Theory
* Use Group Theory to draw MO diagrams for simple chemical species.

Skills:
Numeracy (F, A); Problem solving (T, F, A); Oral communication (F).

Content:
The concept of symmetry and symmetry operations and their use to generate point groups for molecular species. Group theory and vibrational spectroscopy. SALCs and the application of Group theory to problems of chemical bonding.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH20146 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry

CH20146 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AFB03 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management (Year 3)
  • USCH-AAB04 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Placement (Year 4)
  • USCH-AFM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management (Year 3)
  • USCH-AKM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Placement (Year 4)

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