|Dec12-10, 11:40 AM||#1|
symmetry of cyclohexane
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Determine the point group of the chair conformer of cyclohexane. How many Raman active vibrations and how many infra-red active vibrations might you expect to detect in its spectrum?
2. Relevant equations
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3. The attempt at a solution
Im rubbish with LaTex so ive hosted a picture of what ive done in word. Ive determined the point group to be D3h but when I use the equation to get the values for the different vibrations, I get a total of 24 when it should be 18 because I started with 18 vectors (3 on each carbon). Im not sure where im going wrong. Thanks.
|Dec13-10, 04:43 AM||#2|
|cyclohexane, point group, symmetry, vibrations|
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