equivalent nuclei

equivalent nuclei

[i′kwiv·ə·lənt ′nü·klē·ī]
(physical chemistry)
A set of nuclei in a molecule which are transformed into each other by rotations, reflections, or combinations of these operations, leaving the molecule invariant.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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