Vibrational Rules of Selection and Polarization: Their Practical Uses and Limitations

  • L. A. Woodward


The vibrational selection rules for the Raman effect and for infrared absorption and the rule of polarization for vibrational Raman lines are based solely on symmetry considerations. For a molecule whose structure (and hence whose symmetry point group) is known, application of the rules gives information as to the number of fundamental vibrational frequencies permitted in either type of spectrum and the number whose Raman lines will be polarized.


Raman Spectrum Selection Rule Point Group Raman Line Infrared Absorption Spectrum 
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  • L. A. Woodward
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  1. 1.University of OxfordOxfordEngland

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