Tetrahedral Definition - Chemistry Glossary

Definition: Tetrahedral is a descriptor of the geometry of a molecule in which a central atom forms four bonds which are directed toward the corners of a regular tetrahedron. Tetrahedral geometry forms a solid with four vertices and four sides, all of which are equilateral triangles.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Tetrahedral Definition - Chemistry Glossary." ThoughtCo, Nov. 18, 2014, thoughtco.com/tetrahedral-definition-chemistry-glossary-602124. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2014, November 18). Tetrahedral Definition - Chemistry Glossary. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/tetrahedral-definition-chemistry-glossary-602124 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Tetrahedral Definition - Chemistry Glossary." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/tetrahedral-definition-chemistry-glossary-602124 (accessed May 23, 2018).