Reading: CHP 4 Symmetry Elements and Operations: 4.1

PreAssignment: The POGIL worksheet for todays class asks you to build several molecules using a molecular model kit. Build the structures required for the POGIL worksheet and bring them with you to class.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Distinguish between a symmetry element and operation.
  • Know the names and symbols for the different symmetry operations. Identity (E), rotation (Cn), reflection (σ), inversion (i), rotation-reflection (Sn).
  • Identify the symmetry elements possessed by a molecule.

Group Activity - Symmetry POGIL worksheet


Problem Set (4th Ed): Exercises 4.1 and 4.2 (solutions)

Problem Set (5th Ed): Exercises 4.1 and 4.2 (solutions)

- - more practice and a guided turorial

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