Why is the tetrahedral bond angle 109°? The tetrahedron-in-a-cube

Lim, Kieran F. 2012, Why is the tetrahedral bond angle 109°? The tetrahedron-in-a-cube, Teaching science, vol. 58, no. 1, pp. 46-47.

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Title Why is the tetrahedral bond angle 109°? The tetrahedron-in-a-cube
Author(s) Lim, Kieran F.
Journal name Teaching science
Volume number 58
Issue number 1
Start page 46
End page 47
Total pages 2
Publisher Australian Science Teachers Association
Place of publication Canberra, A.C.T.
Publication date 2012
ISSN 1449-6313
1839-2946
Keyword(s) science education
chemistry education
Summary The common question of why the tetrahedral angle is 109.471° can be answered using a tetrahedron-in-a-cube, along with some Year 10 level mathematics. The tetrahedron-in-a-cube can also be used to demonstrate the non-polarity of tetrahedral molecules, the relationship between different types of lattice structures, and to demonstrate that inductive reasoning does not always provide the correct answer.
Language eng
Field of Research 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
130309 Learning Sciences
130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051602

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