# What is the bond angle of a methane molecule that contains four hydrogen atoms bonded to one carbon atom?

May 26, 2016

$\angle H - C - H$ $=$ ${109.5}^{\circ}$.

#### Explanation:

Methane assumes the shape of a Platonic solid, the tetrahedron. $\angle H - C - H$ $=$ ${109.5}^{\circ}$ as a consequence.