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This highly symmetric molecule possesses many symmetry elements: It has 6 fivefold rotation axes, 10 threefold rotation axes, 15 twofold rotation axes, a point of inversion, and 15 mirror planes, plus -3 and -5 axes. (The molecule has been drawn here as a polyhedron, i.e. with faces, so as to emphasise the symmetry of the different views.)
The point-group symmetry for this molecule is given the "crystallographic" symbol 5 -3 2/m. This point group is non-crystallographic.
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