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Symmetry and Group Theory in Chemistry
Ameta, R. , Sr. Lecturer, PG Deptt. of Chemistry, SMB Govt. PG College, Nathdwara, Rajasthan
ISBN : 978-81-224-3413-2
Publication Year : 2013
Edition : 1st
Pages : 578
Price : $ 26.60
Binding : Paperback
About the Book:

Symmetry and Group Theory is a powerful theoretical tool to study and predict chemical bonding and spectral properties of molecules. It is only in last three decades that chemists are making use of this tool to understand the fundamental concepts involved in bonding and structure of organic and inorganic compounds.

Symmetry and group theory is part of Chemistry syllabus of undergraduate as well as postgraduate classes in almost every Indian University and College. I have been teaching this subject since last 22 years. Of course, group theory is a mathematical concept but there should not be any fear of mathematics because the job of a chemist here is to utilize the results of the group theory for chemical problems and not to derive them. However, some basic knowledge of algebra, trigonometry, matrices, etc. is essentially required because the language of modern scientific knowledge is going to be mathematical. The modern scientific knowledge has a theoretical basis of Quantum Mechanics which involves rigorous mathematical calculations, but parallel to quantum mechanics, Symmetry and Group Theory simplify the complex quantum mechanical derivations considerably in a very fascinating manner to arrive at the same conclusions. Quantum Mechanics and Group theory in chemistry, both are predictive sciences and the great scientist Richard Feynman said, “The basis of science is its ability to predict”. To predict means to tell what will happen in an experiment that has never been done before. That's why the subject of Symmetry and Group Theory is very charming to learn and predict the various chemical, physical and spectroscopic properties of the compounds.

About the Author:

Dr. Rameshwar Ameta is working as Lecturer (selection grade), P.G. Deptt. of Chemistry, S.M.B. Govt. P.G. College, Nathdwara (Rajasthan). He had been the Head of P.G. Deptt. of Chemistry for 15 years at Govt. P.G. College, Banswara and Nathdwara (Rajasthan). Dr. Ameta has a teaching experience of 29 years and published 55 research papers in the journals of National and International repute. He has delivered many invited lectures and chaired the sessions in various National and International conferences organized by Indian Chemical Society and Indian Council of Chemists. Four candidates have been awarded doctorate degree under his supervision and four more candidates are working with him. Dr. Ameta's research interests are Green Chemistry, Heterogeneous Photocatalysis and Nanochemistry. He has completed a major research project financed by UGC. Dr. Ameta has been awarded twice the Certificate of Merit for presentation of research papers at National Conferences. He is a life member of Indian Chemical Society and Indian Council of Chemists. He was elected twice, the Council Member of Indian Chemical Society (Kolkata). Dr. Ameta has also published 10 articles of general scientific interest in Newspapers and Magazines. He has published 5 textbooks of Chemistry for UG classes as co-author. Other than academic excellence, he has interests in Indian Classical Music (Sitar recital) and spirituality.


  • Introduction

  • Group Theory

  • Application of Group Theory to Chemical Bonding

  • Application of Group Theory to Molecular Orbital Theory (MOT)

  • Application of Group Theory to Spectroscopy

  • Application of Group Theory to Vibrational Spectroscopy.

  • Audience:
    Chemical,Chemistry,New Releases


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