Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. George Davidson
    Pages 1-16
  3. George Davidson
    Pages 17-33
  4. George Davidson
    Pages 34-38
  5. George Davidson
    Pages 39-51
  6. George Davidson
    Pages 52-64
  7. George Davidson
    Pages 65-80
  8. George Davidson
    Pages 81-90
  9. George Davidson
    Pages 91-110
  10. George Davidson
    Pages 111-122
  11. George Davidson
    Pages 123-149
  12. George Davidson
    Pages 150-160
  13. George Davidson
    Pages 161-172
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 173-212

About this book


Written primarily for undergraduate chemists, this volume covers the essential group theory encountered in chemistry degree courses, with emphasis on the application of theory. The book begins with a discussion of symmetry elements and operations, groups and their basic properties, the role of matrices and how groups are represented. The introductory chapters are then followed by a discussion of reducible and irreducible representations before the application of group theory to vibrational and electronic spectroscopy is explained. The book concludes with a discussion of orbital symmetry and its affect on chemical reactions.


bonding chemical bond chemical reaction chemistry elements Group theory reactions spectroscopy symmetry Vibration

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dept of ChemistryUniversity of NottinghamUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Group theory for chemists
  • Authors George Davidson
  • Series Title Macmillan Physical Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-49297-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-49298-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-21357-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 212
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Inorganic Chemistry
    Group Theory and Generalizations
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