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Module Code: CHE312
Module Title: Inorganic Applications of Group Theory
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: 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 
By the end of the module, students should be able to:

A. Analyse the symmetry properties of molecules and assign molecules to their correct point groups.

B. Through application of the group theory be able to 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. Use character tables to solve a variety of problems in spectroscopy.
Method of teaching and learning 
New material will be presented in lectures and students will apply this material in structured problem sessions.
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 Class Test 15.00
2 Class Test 15.00
3 Final Exam 70.00

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