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inversion center

noun, Crystallography
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  • Then the pseudo inversion center became a local inversion center.
  • The other half of the molecule is generated from the first one by the crystallographic inversion center.
  • Care must be taken not to confuse this with a crystallographic inversion center which holds throughout space.
  • For benzene, a good place to put the dummy atom is at the inversion center.

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