Chapter 3. Symmetry

  1. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Müller Diplom-Chemiker professor visiting professor Co-author co-editor

Published Online: 4 SEP 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057278.ch3

Inorganic Structural Chemistry, Second Edition

Inorganic Structural Chemistry, Second Edition

How to Cite

Müller, U. (2006) Symmetry, in Inorganic Structural Chemistry, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470057278.ch3

Author Information

  1. Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 SEP 2007
  2. Published Print: 6 OCT 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470018644

Online ISBN: 9780470057278



  • crystal symmetry in crystal structure analysis;
  • Hermann–Mauguin symbols;
  • rotoinversion;
  • rotoreflection axes and inversion axes;
  • glide reflection and glide plane;
  • Hermann–Mauguin point-group symbols;
  • space groups and space-group types;
  • crystal classes and systems


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Symmetry Operations and Symmetry Elements

  • Point Groups

  • Space Groups and Space-Group Types

  • Positions

  • Crystal Classes and Crystal Systems

  • Aperiodic Crystals

  • Disordered Crystals

  • Problems