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CHEM 724- Inorganic Structure and Bonding

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Molecular Geometries

Point Groups and Symmetry Elements


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Linear - BeCl2

Point Group:
D
h

Symmetry Elements:
E,  C'2,  2Cf,
i,  sv,  2Sf

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Bent - H2O

Point Group:
C2v

Symmetry Elements:
E,  C2svs'v

 

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Trigonal Planar - BF3

Point Group:
D3h

Symmetry Elements:
E,  2C3,  3C2sh,
3S3,  3
sv

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T-Shaped - ClF3

Point Group:
C2v

Symmetry Elements:
E,  C2sv(xz),  s'v(yz)

 

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Tetragonal - CH4

Point Group:
Td

Symmetry Elements:
E,  8C3,  3C2,  6S4,
6sd

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Square Planar - ICl4

Point Group:
D4h

Symmetry Elements:
E,  2C4,  C2,  2C'2,
2C"2,  i,  2S4sh,
2
sv, 2sd

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"See-Saw" - SF4

Point Group:
C2v

Symmetry Elements:
E,  C2,  2sv,   2sd

 

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Trigonal Bipyramidal - PCl5

Point Group:
D3h

Symmetry Elements:
E,  2C3,  3C2sh,
3S3,  3
sv

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Square Pyramid - BrF5

Point Group:
C4v

Symmetry Elements:
E,  C4,  C2,  C34
2sv,   2sd

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Octahedral - SF6

Point Group:
Oh

Symmetry Elements:
E,  8C3,  6C2,  6C4,
3C2,  i,  6S4,  8S6,
3sh,   6sd

 

 

 

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