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center of symmetry

noun, Crystallography
a point within a crystal through which any straight line extends to points on opposite surfaces of the crystal at equal distances.
Also called inversion center.
Compare symmetry element. Unabridged
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  • All compounds which exhibit this effect lack a center of symmetry on the molecular scale.

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