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Octahedral Group

The Point Group of symmetries of the Octahedron, denoted $O_h$. It is also the symmetry group of the Cube, Cuboctahedron, and Truncated Octahedron. It has symmetry operations $E$, $8C_3$, $6C_4$, $6C_2$, $3C_2=C_4^2$, $i$, $6S_4$, $8S_6$, $3\sigma_h$, and $6\sigma_4$ (Cotton 1990).

See also Cube, Cuboctahedron, Icosahedral Group, Octahedron, Point Groups, Tetrahedral Group, Truncated Octahedron


Cotton, F. A. Chemical Applications of Group Theory, 3rd ed. New York: Wiley, p. 47-49, 1990.

Lomont, J. S. ``Octahedral Group.'' §3.10.D in Applications of Finite Groups. New York: Dover, p. 81, 1987.

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