Course Unit Code  Course Unit Title  Type of Course Unit  Year of Study  Semester  Number of ECTS Credits  404004162001  SYMMETRY IN CHEMISTRY AND APPLICATIONS  Elective  4  7  3 

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 
1  To recognize and understand the molecular structure, Lewis structure and resonance  2  To understand the VSEPR theory and applications  3  To understand the symmetry in molecules  4  Symmetry 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  5  To understand the point groups  6  To make the classification of point groups  7  To comprehend and distinguish the application of point groups in molecules and their examples  8  To understand the determination of the point group  9  To understand the creation of the character table  10  Interpration of the character table and to recognize the matrix operations.  11  The interpration of IR and Raman spectrums according to the point groups  12  To understand the creation of the molecular orbital energy diagram with the character tables  13  To understand the relationship between the molecular geometry and point group 

Mode of Delivery 
Face to Face 
Prerequisites and corequisities 
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 

1  Molecular structure,
Lewis structure and resonance
   2  VSEPR theory and applications    3  The symmetry in molecules    4  Symmetry operations and symmetry elements,
The axis of symmetry, the plane of symmetry, the symmetry center, the plane of rotation reflection
   5  Point groups    6  To make the classification of point groups
To comprehend and distinguish the application of point groups in molecules and examples
   7  The determination of the point group,    8  Midterm exam    9  The creation of the character table    10  Interpration of the character table and to recognize the matrix operations    11  The interpration of IR and Raman spectrums according to the point groups.    12  To understand the creation of the molecular orbital energy diagram with the character tables    13  The relationship between the molecular geometry and point group    14  Symmetry applications on the molecular geometry    15  Discussion and applications    16  Final exam.   

Recommended or Required Reading 
1) R. J. Gillespie, Molecular Geometry Van NostrandReinhold, 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   Language of Instruction  Turkish  Work Placement(s)  None 

Workload Calculation 