Reading: CHP 4 Symmetry - Point Groups: 4.2

PreAssignment: In Class PreQuiz (cancelled)

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 - Point Groups POGIL worksheet                    Quiz 3 on Point Groups Key


Problem Set (4th Ed): Exercises 4.1(a,b), 4.2(a,b), 4.3(b,c), 4.4, 4.5(b,c,d,e,f,h,i*), 4.6(b,c,e), 4.13
* challenging (solutions)

Problem Set (5th Ed): 4.1(a,b), 4.2(a,b), 4.3(b,c), 4.4, 4.5(b,c,d,e,f,h,i*), 4.6(b,c,e), 4.13
* challenging (solutions)

- - more practice and a guided tutorial

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