Point Group C8v



C8v E 2C8 2C4 2(C8)3 C2 v d
A1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
A2 1 1 1 1 1 -1 -1
B1 1 -1 1 -1 1 1 -1
B2 1 -1 1 -1 1 -1 1
E1 2 2cos(π/4) 0 -2cos(π/4) -2 0 0
E2 2 0 -2 0 2 0 0
E3 2 -2cos(π/4) 0 2cos(π/4) -2 0 0


Additional information

Number of symmetry elements h = 16
Number of classes, irreps n = 7
Abelian group no
Optical Isomerism (Chirality) no
Polar yes
Parity no


Reduce representation to irreducible representations


E 2C8 2C4 2(C8)3 C2 v d



Genrate representation from irreducible representations


A1 A2 B1 B2 E1 E2 E3




Direct products of irreducible representations


Binary products
A1 A2 B1 B2 E1 E2 E3
A1 A1
A2 A2A1
B1 B1B2A1
B2 B2B1A2A1
E1 E1E1E3E3A1⊕A2⊕E2
E2 E2E2E2E2E1⊕E3A1⊕A2⊕B1⊕B2
E3 E3E3E1E1B1⊕B2⊕E2E1⊕E3A1⊕A2⊕E2

Ternary Products
Quaternary Products



Symmetric powers [Γn] of degenerate irreducible representations
Vibrational overtones


irrep 2] 3] 4] 5] 6]
E1 A1⊕E2E1⊕E3A1⊕B1⊕B2⊕E2E1⊕2E3A1⊕B1⊕B2⊕2E2More
E2 A1⊕B1⊕B22E22A1⊕A2⊕B1⊕B23E22A1⊕A2⊕2B1⊕2B2More
E3 A1⊕E2E1⊕E3A1⊕B1⊕B2⊕E22E1⊕E3A1⊕B1⊕B2⊕2E2More



Spherical harmonics and Multipoles
Symmetric Powers of Γxyz


Spherical Harmonics Yl / Multipole Symmetric Power [Γl(xyz)]
l 2l+1 Multipole Symmetry Rank l(xyz)]
s (l=0) 1 Monopole A1 1 A1
p (l=1) 3 Dipole A1⊕E1 3 A1⊕E1
d (l=2) 5 Quadrupole A1⊕E1⊕E2 6 2A1⊕E1⊕E2
f (l=3) 7 Octupole A1⊕E1⊕E2⊕E3 10 2A1⊕2E1⊕E2⊕E3
g (l=4) 9 Hexadecapole A1⊕B1⊕B2⊕E1⊕E2⊕E3 15 3A1⊕B1⊕B2⊕2E1⊕2E2⊕E3
h (l=5) 11 Dotricontapole A1⊕B1⊕B2⊕E1⊕E2⊕2E3 21 3A1⊕B1⊕B2⊕3E1⊕2E2⊕3E3
i (l=6) 13 Tetrahexacontapole A1⊕B1⊕B2⊕E1⊕2E2⊕2E3 28 4A1⊕2B1⊕2B2⊕3E1⊕4E2⊕3E3
j (l=7) 15 Octacosahectapole A1⊕B1⊕B2⊕2E1⊕2E2⊕2E3 36 4A1⊕2B1⊕2B2⊕5E1⊕4E2⊕5E3
k (l=8) 17 256-pole 2A1⊕A2⊕B1⊕B2⊕2E1⊕2E2⊕2E3 45 6A1⊕A2⊕3B1⊕3B2⊕5E1⊕6E2⊕5E3
l (l=9) 19 512-pole 2A1⊕A2⊕B1⊕B2⊕3E1⊕2E2⊕2E3 55 6A1⊕A2⊕3B1⊕3B2⊕8E1⊕6E2⊕7E3
m (l=10) 21 1024-pole 2A1⊕A2⊕B1⊕B2⊕3E1⊕3E2⊕2E3 66 8A1⊕2A2⊕4B1⊕4B2⊕8E1⊕9E2⊕7E3
n (l=11) 23 2048-pole 2A1⊕A2⊕B1⊕B2⊕3E1⊕3E2⊕3E3 78 8A1⊕2A2⊕4B1⊕4B2⊕11E1⊕9E2⊕10E3
o (l=12) 25 4096-pole 2A1⊕A2⊕2B1⊕2B2⊕3E1⊕3E2⊕3E3 91 10A1⊕3A2⊕6B1⊕6B2⊕11E1⊕12E2⊕10E3
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First nonvanshing multipole: Dipole

Further Reading

  • A. Gelessus, W. Thiel, W. Weber. J. Chem. Educ. 72 505 (1995)
    Multipoles and symmetry




Ligand Field, dn term splitting


Term symbols for electronic configurations dn
dn Term Symbols
d1 = d9 2D
d2 = d8 1S, 1D, 1G, 3P, 3F
d3 = d7 2P, 2D (2), 2F, 2G, 2H, 4P, 4F
d4 = d6 1S (2), 1D (2), 1F, 1G (2), 1I, 3P (2), 3D, 3F (2), 3G, 3H, 5D
d5 2S, 2P, 2D (3), 2F (2), 2G (2), 2H, 2I, 4P, 4D, 4F, 4G, 6S


Term splitting in point group C8v
L 2L+1 Term Splitting
S (L=0) 1 A1
P (L=1) 3 A2⊕E1
D (L=2) 5 A1⊕E1⊕E2
F (L=3) 7 A2⊕E1⊕E2⊕E3
G (L=4) 9 A1⊕B1⊕B2⊕E1⊕E2⊕E3
H (L=5) 11 A2⊕B1⊕B2⊕E1⊕E2⊕2E3
I (L=6) 13 A1⊕B1⊕B2⊕E1⊕2E2⊕2E3


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