Distorted octahedral molecular geometry

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In chemistry, the distorted octahedral molecular geometry describes the shape of compounds where six atoms or groups of atoms or ligands are arranged around a central atom (with an electron pair capping the octahedron), defining the vertices of a gyroelongated triangular pyramid. This shape has C3v symmetry.

Jahn-Teller effect[edit]

Main article: Jahn-Teller effect

The term can also refer to octahedra influenced by the Jahn-Teller effect, which is a common phenomenon encountered in coordination chemistry.



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