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active vibrational mode IR/RAMAN doubt
« on: November 05, 2020, 07:11:50 AM »
HI

I have a doubt about the vibrational modes...

If I have a centrosymmetric molecule can I have a vibrational mode that is not active both in RAMAN and IR??
Because I know that for centrosymmetric molecules If a normal mode is active in IR shouldn't be  in raman (and vicevresa)

But if I discover for a centrosymmetric molecule that a certain vibrational mode isn't IR actvie can i say aoutomatically that that mode is active in RAMAN?

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Re: active vibrational mode IR/RAMAN doubt
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2020, 12:46:32 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_mutual_exclusion
I found the answer!
""This does not mean that a vibrational mode which is not Raman active must be IR active: in fact, it is still possible that a mode of a particular symmetry is neither Raman nor IR active""

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