Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
404004162001SYMMETRY IN CHEMISTRY AND APPLICATIONSElective473
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Molecules or more broadly product objects are grouped according to the symmetric features. This grouping process is applied to a symmetry change in the properties of the molecule and whether the case is taken into account. Types of symmetry of the ligand and metal atom is important in the formation of metal complexes. Molecular orbital diagram can be created between the ligand and metal atom which have the same group point. The point group of the complex give information about the complex characteristics and geometry. As, the chirality is also important for the creation of molecules, determination of geometries, structural analysis, this course is aimed for undergraduate education
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr Sevil İrişli, Prof. Dr. Hayati Türkmen, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Süleyman Gülcemal
Learning Outcomes
1To recognize and understand the molecular structure, Lewis structure and resonance
2To understand the VSEPR theory and applications
3To understand the symmetry in molecules
4Symmetry operations and symmetry elements To classify and to distinguish the differences between the axis of symmetry, the plane of symmetry, the symmetry center, able to comprehend the plane of rotation reflection
5To understand the point groups
6To make the classification of point groups
7To comprehend and distinguish the application of point groups in molecules and their examples
8To understand the determination of the point group
9To understand the creation of the character table
10Interpration of the character table and to recognize the matrix operations.
11The interpration of IR and Raman spectrums according to the point groups
12To understand the creation of the molecular orbital energy diagram with the character tables
13To understand the relationship between the molecular geometry and point group
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Chemistry
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Molecular structure, Lewis structure and resonance. VSEPR theory and applications Symmetry in molecules, Symmetry operations and symmetry elements, The axis of symmetry, the plane of symmetry, the symmetry center, the plane of rotation reflection. The point groups, To make the classification of point groups To comprehend and distinguish the application of point groups in molecules and examples. The determination of the point group, The creation of the character table, Interpration of the character table and to recognize the matrix operations. The interpration of IR and Raman spectrums according to the point groups. To understand the creation of the molecular orbital energy diagram with the character tables. The relationship between the molecular geometry and point group. Discussion and applications
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Molecular structure, Lewis structure and resonance
2VSEPR theory and applications
3The symmetry in molecules
4Symmetry operations and symmetry elements, The axis of symmetry, the plane of symmetry, the symmetry center, the plane of rotation reflection
5Point groups
6To make the classification of point groups To comprehend and distinguish the application of point groups in molecules and examples
7The determination of the point group,
8Midterm exam
9The creation of the character table
10Interpration of the character table and to recognize the matrix operations
11The interpration of IR and Raman spectrums according to the point groups.
12To understand the creation of the molecular orbital energy diagram with the character tables
13The relationship between the molecular geometry and point group
14Symmetry applications on the molecular geometry
15Discussion and applications
16Final exam.
Recommended or Required Reading
1) R. J. Gillespie, Molecular Geometry- Van Nostrand-Reinhold, NewYork(1972) 2) S. F. A. Kettle, Symmetry and Structure- Wiley, New York (1995) 3) D. C. Horris, M. D. Bertolucci, Symmetry and Spectroscopy- Oxford University Press (1978
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Report Preparation155
Report Presentation122
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
Reading3618
Performance2612
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)94
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