In the three-dimensional structure of methane, CH4, where are the hydrogen atoms attached to a carbon atom aligned?

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Apr 18, 2017

Answer:

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Explanation:

#"Methane"# contains #4xxC-H# bonds, with a single carbon atom in the centre of the tetrahedron. Given this geometry, then #/_H-C-H=109.5^@#.

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And with tetrahderal geometry, ALL of the hydrogen atoms can be interchanged by a symmetry operation, and thus the hydrogen atoms are EQUIVALENT.