Universität Wien

270063 VO Symmetry in Chemistry (2023W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 27 - Chemie

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Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 03.10. 10:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Analytische Chemie 2.OG Boltzmanngasse 1
Tuesday 10.10. 10:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Analytische Chemie 2.OG Boltzmanngasse 1
Tuesday 17.10. 10:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Analytische Chemie 2.OG Boltzmanngasse 1
Tuesday 24.10. 10:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Analytische Chemie 2.OG Boltzmanngasse 1
Tuesday 31.10. 10:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Analytische Chemie 2.OG Boltzmanngasse 1
Tuesday 07.11. 10:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Analytische Chemie 2.OG Boltzmanngasse 1
Tuesday 14.11. 10:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Analytische Chemie 2.OG Boltzmanngasse 1
Tuesday 21.11. 10:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Analytische Chemie 2.OG Boltzmanngasse 1
Tuesday 28.11. 10:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Analytische Chemie 2.OG Boltzmanngasse 1
Tuesday 05.12. 13:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 3 Organische Chemie 1OG Boltzmanngasse 1
Tuesday 12.12. 10:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Analytische Chemie 2.OG Boltzmanngasse 1
Tuesday 09.01. 10:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Analytische Chemie 2.OG Boltzmanngasse 1
Tuesday 16.01. 10:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Analytische Chemie 2.OG Boltzmanngasse 1
Tuesday 23.01. 10:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Analytische Chemie 2.OG Boltzmanngasse 1
Tuesday 30.01. 10:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 Analytische Chemie 2.OG Boltzmanngasse 1

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aim:
Learn how to identify and understand the symmetry of molecules, and how symmetry can be used to deduce physical and chemical properties of molecules. Applications include molecular orbital theory, electronic structure, vibrational and UV/Vis spectroscopy, and reactivity.

Content:
1. Symmetry elements and symmetry operations
- Operations and elements
- Product of operations
2. Group theory
- Groups, subgroups and classes
- Multiplication tables
3. Symmetry point groups
- Classification, identify the point group of a molecule
4. Representations of groups
- Mathematical background: matrices
- Reducible and irreducible representations
- Non-degenerate and degenerate representations
- The Great Orthogonality theorem and its consequences
- Character tables, nomenclature
5. Applications in Chemistry
- Symmetry in the Schrödinger equation
- Symmetry in the Molecular Orbital theory
- Symmetry in spectroscopy
- Other applications: chemical reactions, ligand field theory, etc

Methods:
In-presence lectures.
The classes will be organized primarily through Moodle.
The visit of the accompanying course 270073 UE is recommended.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam at the end of the course.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

100-87.5 Grade 1 "Sehr gut" ("excellent")
87.0-75.0 Grade 2 "Gut" ("good")
74.5-62.5 Grade 3 "Befriedigend" ("satisfactory")
62.0-50.0 Grade 4 "Genügend" ("sufficient")
49.5-0.0 Grade 5 "Nicht genügend" ("failed")

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

CH-TPA-02, TC-4, EF 1-3

Last modified: Fr 09.02.2024 12:46