Methane Td


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Methane contains 4 equivalent C3 axes and 3 equivalent C2 axes. The C2 axes contain 3 equivalent S4 axes. There are 6 equivalent σv planes. Hence methane belongs to the Td group.
A four-fold axis of improper rotation S4 in the CH4 molecule.

Improper Rotations Explained

Pointgroup Flow Chart

Td | Oh | Ih Pointgroups



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