Readings

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Readings are from the required textbook:

Amazon logo Cotton, Frank A. Chemical Applications of Group Theory. 3rd ed. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1990. ISBN: 9780471510949.


LEC # TOPICS READINGS
1 Symmetry Elements and Operations
2 Operator Properties and Mathematical Groups Sections 3.1-3.10, and 4.1
3 Similarity Transforms, Classes and Representations Chapter 2. Section 4.2
4 Characters and Character Tables Sections 4.3-4.5
5 Molecular Point Groups I Sections 3.11-3.15
6 Molecular Point Groups II
7 LCAO and Hückel Theory I Chapter 6. Sections 5.1 -5.2
8 Hückel Theory II Chapter 7
9 N-Dimensional Cyclic Systems
10 From Molecular Orbitals to Bands
11 Band Theory
12 Frontier Molecular Orbitals: σ Ligands
13 Frontier Molecular Orbitals: π Ligands
14 ML6 σ Complexes Sections 8.1-8.4
15 ML6 π Complexes Section 8.6
16 Angular Overlap Method and M-L Diatomics
17 AOM for MLn Ligand Fields
18 Spectrochemical Series (Oh) / Descent in Symmetry Section 8.4
19 Multiply Bonded Metal-Ligand Complexes
20 Sandwich Compounds Section 8.8
21 Bent Cp Complexes
22 Metal-Metal Bonding: Single Bonds Section 8.7
23 Metal-Metal Bonding: Quadruple Bonds
24 Spectroscopy Introduction
25 Central Field Approximation
26 One Electron Crystal Field Energies
27 Many Electron States: Russell Saunders Coupling
28 Atomic State Wave Functions and Energies
29 Weak and Strong Field Approximations
30 Tanabe Sugano Diagrams
31 Electronic Selection Rules
32 Vibrational Spectroscopy and the IR
33 Normal Coordinate Analysis