Staggered Ferrocene D5h


Ferrocene

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Staggered Ferrocene contains a main C5 axis with 5 perpendicular C2 axes. There is a S10 improper rotation axis. It also contains 5 σd planes. Hence it belongs to the D5d point group.

Symmetry of Eclipsed Ferrocene Symmetry of Twisted Ferrocene

Improper Rotations Explained Inversions Explained

 

Pointgroup Flow Chart

Dnd | Dnh | Dn Pointgroups