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Tetrahedral (having four points) geometry

Coordination geometry is a way of showing how atoms are put in molecules. Molecules can be arranged different ways. They can be in a cube, a line, a triangle, a pyramid, or other shapes. The term coordination geometry is used in a number of related fields of chemistry and solid state chemistry/physics. The coordination geometry of an atom is the geometrical pattern formed by atoms around the central atom.

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