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Inversion centre (i)


Symmetry operations are operations that leave the molecule apparently unchanged. In each molecule there can be any number or none of these:

Inversion centre (i)

These are where the molecule can be inverted through the centre of the molecule (atom or space).



Other types of Symmetry Operations
Rotations (Cn) Improper rotations (Sn) Reflections (sh, sd and sv) Identity operation (E)