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Tetrahedral Molecular Geometry

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    This molecule is made up of 4 equally spaced \(sp^3\) hybrid orbitals forming bond angles of 109.5o. The shape of the orbitals is tetrahedral. Since there is an atom at the end of each orbital, the shape of the molecule is also tetrahedral.

    AX4 AX4
    white.gif Shape: tetrahedral
    Steric Number: 4
    Lone Pairs: 0
    Polar/NonPolar: NonPolar
    Hybridization: sp3
    Examples: CH4, SiH4

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