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Symmetry Labels of Vibrational Modes of a Molecule

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The vibrational modes of a molecule are assigned symmetry labels that tell us something about the symmetry of the vibrational mode. Given the symmetry labels below, specify what each part of the symbol means.

a) E_2g
b) (A_1)'

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A and E refer to the irreducible representation as being non-degenerate (1D) and doubly degenerate (2D). The "1" and ...

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The expert examines symmetry labels of vibrational modes of a molecule.