## Notations and conventions in molecular spectroscopy: part 2. Symmetry notationTools
Schutte, C. J. H., Bertie, J. E., Bunker, P. R., Hougen , J. T., Mills, I., Watson, J. K. G. and Winnewisser, B. P.
(1997)
Official URL: http://old.iupac.org/publications/pac/1997/ ## Abstract/SummaryThe field of Molecular Spectroscopy was surveyed in order to determine a set of conventions and symbols which are in common use in the spectroscopic literature. This document, which is Part 2 in a series, establishes the notations and conventions used for the description of symmetry in rigid molecules, using the Schoenflies notation. It deals firstly with the symmetry operators of the molecular point groups (also drawing attention to the difference between symmetry operators and elements). The conventions and notations of the molecular point groups are then established, followed by those of the representations of these groups as used in molecular spectroscopy. Further parts will follow, dealing inter alia with permutation and permutation-inversion symmetry notation, vibration-rotation spectroscopy and electronic spectroscopy.
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