What does an octahedral geometry look like?

1 Answer
Dec 13, 2014

The model at 0:46 in the video is the Wikipedia model rotated a bit about the vertical axis.

Here’s the Wikipedia image.

Model of an octahedral from upload.wikimedia.org

And here’s the video.

Tyler DeWitt twirls that model about pretty rapidly to show that no matter how you turn it, it looks symmetrical.

Here’s a clip I took from the video at about 1:32.

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They look almost the same.

You can change the number of bonds going in and out of the page just by rotating the model about the vertical axis.