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KOGIKOSKI JR., Sergio et al. Vibrational analysis of coordination compounds of nickel (II): an approach to the teaching of point groups. Quím. Nova [online]. 2012, vol.35, n.6, pp. 1264-1270. ISSN 0100-4042. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-40422012000600036.
This paper presents an IR and Raman experiment executed during the teaching of the course "Chemical Bonds" for undergraduated students of Science and Technology and Chemistry at the Federal University of ABC, in order to facilitate and encourage the teaching and learning of group theory. Some key aspects of this theory are also outlined. We believe that student learning was more significant with the introduction of this experiment, because there was an increase in the discussions level and in the performance during evaluations. This work also proposes a multidisciplinary approach to include the use of quantum chemistry tools.
Keywords : group theory; didactic experiment; IR and Raman spectroscopy.