C6(CH3)6 C6(CH3)6 C6(CH3)6
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Hexamethyl benzene has a sixfold rotation axis through its centre, perpendicular to to the plane of the ring. With the methyl groups in this conformation, it has a single mirror plane perpendicular to the sixfold rotation axis, a point of inversion, and a -6 axis.

The point-group symmetry for this molecule is given the crystallographic symbol 6/m.

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