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Flow chart - possess a centre of inversion? yes D h no C v...

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CHEM 212 Module 1: Molecular geometry and symmetry page 10 of 21 Decision Tree for Assigning a Molecule to a Point Group Is the molecule linear? no Is the molecule a perfect tetrahedron, octahedron or icosahedron? Does the molecule possess a C n axis, with n 2? no Is there a mirror plane? START no Is there a centre of inversion? no no C 1 yes Does the molecule
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Unformatted text preview: possess a centre of inversion? yes D h no C v yes T d or O h or I h ? yes Are there n C 2 axes to the C n axis? Is there a h plane? yes no Are there n v planes? D nh no yes D nd no D n yes Is there an S 2n axis? yes S 2n yes C s Is there a h plane? C nh no no yes Are there n v planes? yes C nv C n no yes C i...
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This note was uploaded on 07/31/2011 for the course CHEM 212 taught by Professor Not sure during the Spring '09 term at Waterloo.

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