Symmetry Point Groups
Published Online: 15 DEC 2011
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Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry
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Bruce King, R. 2011. Symmetry Point Groups. Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry. .
- Published Online: 15 DEC 2011
The symmetry of a molecule can be described by its symmetry point group, which is a mathematical group consisting of the symmetry operations of the molecule. This symmetry point group thus consists of the identity plus proper rotations, reflections, an inversion, and/or improper rotations.
- symmetry operations;
- symmetry point group