Symmetry in Chemistry
carefully introduces this subject by combining symmetry with spectroscopy in a clear and accessible manner. Beginning with an introduction to symmetry in nature and chemistry, the text goes on to examine point groups, vibrational spectra and the description of chemical bonding based on molecular orbital theory, with appendices on background mathematics and theoretical concepts. Each chapter introduces the subject gradually through simple examples and integrated set problems to enhance student understanding. This text fills a niche in the market combining the applications of the subject with the necessary theory in a clear and accessible manner.