orbital symmetry

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orbital symmetry

[′ȯr·bəd·əl ′sim·ə·trē]
(physical chemistry)
The property of certain molecular orbitals of being carried into themselves or into the negative of themselves by certain geometrical operations, such as a rotation of 180° about an axis in the plane of the molecule, or reflection through this plane.
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No symmetry restrictions were used during any of the computations given that torsional rotations break the molecular symmetry. The energy values at every point were tabulated using a script and then plotted as a function of the torsional angles of the two nitro groups.
The NMR signal can subsequently be obtained by chemically breaking the molecular symmetry or by applying radiofrequency pulses.
Molecular symmetry and group theory are introduced, and vibrational spectroscopy is examined in the context of symmetry operations.
Introduction If a compound separates from solution with a solvent of crystallization the solvent molecule can be identified in a difference Fourier map; the occupancy and/or atomic displacement parameters can be refined and the solvent molecule fitted to a restrained disorder model if the solvent molecule exists in a site that is of higher symmetry than the molecular symmetry. However in some refinements the difference Fourier map shows no distinct peaks.
Among the topics are the physical basis of the NMR experiment, proton chemical shifts and spin-spin coupling constants as functions of structure, the influence of molecular symmetry and chirality on proton magnetic resonance spectra, carbon-13 NMR spectroscopy, selected heteronuclei, and NMR of partially oriented molecules and solid-state NMR.
Van Esch, "Controlling the position of functional groups at the liquid/solid interface: impact of molecular symmetry and chirality," Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol.
They cover the theory itself, topological chirality and molecular symmetry, DNA topology, applications in physics, how topology is used in DNA nanotechnology, and the statistical and energetic properties of knots and their relation to molecular biology.
The presence of the fourth chapter, a review of molecular symmetry, is questioned even by the author in the preface, but it is better present than absent, despite the minimal reference to it in later chapters.
He has had a major impact on spectroscopy through his books Molecular Symmetry and Spectroscopy, co-authored with Per Jensen and Computational Molecular Spectroscopy, co-edited with Jensen.
However, for the case of camphor, [C.sub.10][H.sub.16]O, a slightly bigger molecule that has no special molecular symmetry and two molecules in the asymmetric unit, the agreement was less good [12].
where [theta] is the average angle between the chain axis and the molecular symmetry axis, D is the dichroic ratio, which is the ratio between the absorbance of a particular band along the symmetry axis and the absorbance perpendicular to the symmetry axis.
In view of such molecular symmetry requirements, says Bredas, the approach of Ashwell and his colleagues "does indeed seem heretical."

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