Use of group theory in the interpretation of infrared and Raman spectra
Abstract
Application of the mathematical theory of groups to the symmetry of molecules is a powerful method which permits the prediction, classification and qualitative description of many molecular properties. In the particular case of vibrational molecular spectroscopy, applications of group theory lead to simple methods for the prediction of the number of bands to be found in the infrared and Raman spectra, their shape and polarization, and the qualitative description of the normal modes with which they are associated. The tables necessary for the application of group theory to vibrational spectroscopy and instructions on how to use them for molecular gases, liquids, and solutions are presented. A brief introduction to the concepts, definitions, nomenclature, and formulae is also included.
 Publication:

Unknown
 Pub Date:
 January 1977
 Bibcode:
 1977ugti.rept.....S
 Keywords:

 Group Theory;
 Infrared Spectra;
 Molecular Structure;
 Raman Spectra;
 Spectroscopic Analysis;
 Mathematical Tables;
 Predictions;
 Qualitative Analysis;
 Vibrational Spectra;
 Atomic and Molecular Physics