symmetry In Coordination Chemistry

symmetry In Coordination Chemistry

1st Edition - January 1, 1971

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  • Author: John P. Jr. Fackler
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323161008

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Symmetry in Coordination Chemistry provides a comprehensive discussion of molecular symmetry. It attempts to bridge the gap between the elementary ideas of bonding and structure learned by freshmen, and those more sophisticated concepts used by the practicing chemist. The book emphasizes the use of symmetry in describing the bonding and structure of transition metal coordination compounds. The book begins with a review of basic concepts such as molecular symmetry, coordination numbers, symmetry classification, and point group symmetry. This is followed by separate chapters on the electronic, atomic, and magnetic properties of d-block transition elements; the representation of orbital symmetries in a manner consistent with the point group of a molecule. Also included are discussions of vibrational symmetry; crystal field theory, ligand field theory, and molecular orbital theory; and the chemistry of a select few d-block transition elements and their compounds. This book is meant to supplement the traditional course work of junior-senior inorganic students. It is for them that the problems and examples have been chosen.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    1. Molecular Symmetry and Point Groups

    Molecular Symmetry

    Coordination Numbers

    Symmetry Classification

    Symmetry Point Groups

    Multiplication of Symmetry Operations

    Point Group Symmetry

    Supplementary Reading

    2. Atomic and Electronic Properties of d-Block Transition Elements

    Transition Elements

    Periodic Build-up

    Electronic Properties of the Atoms and Ions

    Energy Considerations

    Atomic Spectra

    Russell-Saunders Classification

    Magnetic Properties

    Supplementary Reading

    3. Orbital Symmetries and Their Representation

    Orbital Symmetry

    Representations of Symmetry

    Reducible Representations

    Reduction of Reducible Representations

    Supplementary Reading

    4. Symmetry Applied to Molecular Vibrations

    Representing Vibrational Symmetry

    Types of Molecular Vibrations

    Selection Rules

    Infrared-Active Vibrations

    Structural Conclusions

    Supplementary Reading

    5· Chemical Bonding in Transition Metal Compounds

    Crystal Field Theory

    Ligand Field Theory

    Molecular Orbital Theory

    Supplementary Reading

    6. The d-Block Transition Elements and Their Chemistries

    First Transition Series

    Jahn-Teller Behavior

    Second and Third Transition Series

    Miscellaneous Coordination Compounds

    Appendix Some Important Character Tables

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 152
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1971
  • Published: January 1, 1971
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323161008

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John P. Jr. Fackler

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