Molecular Symmetry and Group Theory
|The molecule opposite possesses the symmetry elements: E, C2, σ(xz) and σ(yz).
By noting the movement of the dark-coloured H atom, it can be seen that the operation C2 followed by σ(xz) is equivalent to the operation σ(yz).
This may be represented by the following equation:
Complete the following multiplication table for this molecule.
Note: The result of any two operations is also a symmetry operation of the molecule. This is a requirement for the operations to form a mathematical group.
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