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Calculating the tetrahedral bond angle using spherical polars and the dot product

Glaister, P. (1993) Calculating the tetrahedral bond angle using spherical polars and the dot product. Journal of Chemical Education, 70 (7). pp. 546-547. ISSN 0021-9584

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1021/ed070p546

Abstract/Summary

A proof using the methane tetrahedroid bond angle can be obtained by using spherical polar coordinates to calculate the Cartesian coordinates of the hydrogen atoms, then using the dot product of vectors.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Department of Mathematics and Statistics
ID Code:23689
Publisher:The American Chemical Society

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