# How many atoms are present in a methane molecule?

Jul 8, 2017

#### Explanation:

A single ISOLATED molecule of methane has a formula of $C {H}_{4}$, i.e. $\text{1 carbon atom}$, and $\text{4 hydrogen atoms}$ bound to the carbon centre in a tetrahedral array. The question should ask....

$\text{how many atoms in a single methane molecule?}$

..........Well, how many?