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Unformatted text preview: 4 , C 4 2 (=C 2 ), and C 4 3 . The C 2 ' operations are generated by the two C 2 axes that are located perpendicular to the principal rotation axis, containing the fluorine atoms. The final two operations, the C 2 " operations, are generated by the remaining two C 2 axes that lie perpendicular to the principal rotation axis. They do not contain fluorine atoms, but they bisect the XeF bonds. The point here is that it is possible for a rotation axis to generate operations that are factors of the operation with the highest n. For example, a C 4 axis can generate a C 2 operation; a C 6 axis can generate C 3 and C 2 operations, and so on....
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course CHEM 131 taught by Professor Landry during the Spring '08 term at Vermont.
 Spring '08
 Landry
 Chemistry

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