Reading: CHP 4 Symmetry - Properties and Representations of Groups: 4.3


  1. PowerPoint - Matrices (review)
  2. Groups
  3. PowerPoint - Character Tables

PreQuiz in class

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the form, features, and function of character tables.
  • Be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the development of character tables
    • Demonstrate that the operations within a point group fit the criteria for a mathematical group
    • Understand how to represent a symmetry operation as a matrix

Group Activity - Character Tables POGIL worksheet

Problem Set (4th Ed): 4.17, 4.19 (solutions)

Problem Set (5th Ed): 4.19, 4.21 (solutions)

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