Talk:Molecular symmetry

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Some work[edit]

I have been making some stylistic rewrites of this article for readability/tone and consistency, and will probably continue to do so. Leave a note if something I do looks or reads silly. Baccyak4H (Yak!) 16:09, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Overall the article is much improved after your edits. I have made a few (4) more revisions. Dirac66 01:55, 19 October 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback and the continued improvement. "Matrixes"...  :-) Baccyak4H (Yak!) 02:19, 19 October 2007 (UTC)
  • mmmm matrices... even in my native language it is matrices that way so no excuses there. V8rik 21:17, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

Thionyl chloride[edit]

In the symmetry groups section I think Thionyl chloride is not planar, please edit — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:15, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for pointing this out. The word "planar" in the description is misleading as it incorrectly suggests that the molecule is planar. The correct geometry is shown at the article Thionyl chloride. The symmetry group is in fact Cs as the article says, but the mirror plane is the plane which bisects the Cl-S-Cl angle, with one Cl on each side of the plane. I will change the verbal description to read "Mirror plane, no other symmetry". Dirac66 (talk) 12:55, 29 September 2011 (UTC)