Ethane Eclipsed D3h


Eclipsed Ethane

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Eclipsed ethane contains a C3 main rotation axis and 3 perpendicular C2 axes. There are 3 σv planes and a σh plane. Hence eclipsed ethane belongs to the D3h point group.

Improper Rotations Explained

Ethane (Staggered)

 

Pointgroup Flow Chart

Dnd | Dnh | Dn Pointgroups