Benzene D6h

Benzene

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Benzene contains a main C6 axis which contains S6 and S3 axes. Perpendicular to the C6 axis are 6 C2 axes. There is a σh, 3 σv and 3 σd planes, as well as an inversion centre. Hence Benzene belongs to the D6h point group.

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