Symmetry and Point Groups 
Symmetry and Point Groups
by UC Irvine
Video Lecture 2 of 29
Copyright Information: Law, Matthew D. Inorganic Chemistry 107 (UCI OpenCourseWare: University of California, Irvine), [August 14 2016]. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. (
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Date Added: August 14, 2016

Lecture Description

Recorded on October 6, 2014.

Index of Topics:
00:59-Symmetry in Molecules: Staggered Ethane
21:44-Low-Symmetry Point Groups
24:38-High-Symmetry Point Groups
29:42-Linear Point Groups
31:53-D Point Groups
36:09-C Point Groups
38:35-S Point Groups
41:01-Identifying Point Groups
43:45-Example: Phosphorous Pentafluoride
46:33-Example: Diborane
48:17-Example: 18-crown-6 Ether

Course Index

Course Description

This course is an introduction to modern inorganic chemistry. Topics include principles of structure, bonding, and chemical reactivity with application to compounds of the main group and transition elements, including organometallic chemistry.

Inorganic Chemistry (Chem 107) is part of OpenChem:
This video is part of a 29-lecture undergraduate-level course titled "Inorganic Chemistry" taught at UC Irvine by Professor Matthew D. Law.


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