# Operations of C3v Symmetry Group Applied to Ammonia

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This Demonstration shows the effect of successive symmetry operations of the group applied to the ammonia molecule and how this corresponds to the multiplication table of the group.

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Contributed by: D. Meliga and S. Z. Lavagnino (November 2016)

Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

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Snapshot 1: clockwise rotation followed by counterclockwise , with resulting effect the identity operation

Snapshot 2: counterclockwise rotation followed by reflection , with resulting effect a reflection

Snapshot 3: reflection followed by reflection , with resulting effect a counterclockwise rotation

References

[1] W. M. McClain, *Symmetry Theory in Molecular Physics with Mathematica: A New Kind of Tutorial Book*, New York: Springer, 2009.

[2] W. J. Moore, *Physical Chemistry*, New York: Prentice-Hall, 1950.

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