7. Symmetry

  1. Robert M. Metzger

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118195598.ch7

The Physical Chemist's Toolbox

The Physical Chemist's Toolbox

How to Cite

Metzger, R. M. (2012) Symmetry, in The Physical Chemist's Toolbox, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118195598.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 30 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470889251

Online ISBN: 9781118195598

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Keywords:

  • symmetry, and 2-D surface symmetry;
  • group theory and character tables;
  • descent of symmetry

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Symmetry

  • Symmetry Operations and Point Groups

  • Group Theory and Character Tables

  • Bravais Lattices

  • The 32 Crystallographic Point Groups

  • The 17 Plane Groups

  • The 230 Crystallographic Space Groups

  • Listing of Elements, Simple Compounds, and their Crystal Structures

  • The Wigner–Seitz Cell

  • Reciprocal Lattice

  • Symmetry of 2-D Surfaces

  • Descent of Symmetry

  • Covariant and Contravariant Transformations [10,11]

  • References