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The description of the symmetry present in molecules. Molecular symmetry is useful for explaining or predicting of a molecule's chemical properties.

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What is cn axis of symmetry [closed]

While reading about axis of symmentry and I'm not able to comprehend what does C infinite or rather n signify in a molecule I know axis of symmetry is the axis along which rotation of molecule ...
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How does the anti isomer below have a plane of symmetry? The R group and the H end up in opposite sides if you divide in half [closed]

If we add substituents R to this structure, we can have two diastereoisomers with the two R groups on the same side (syn) of the flat ring or on opposite (anti) sides. Although the plane of the paper ...
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Why can s and p orbitals of one atom form hybrid orbitals but the overlaping of s & p orbitals of two different atoms don't form a molecular orbital?

So my question is in the title : Why can s and p orbitals of one atom form hybrid orbitals but the overlapping of one s orbital and one p orbital (perpendicular to the bond axis) of two different ...
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