December 14, 2008 10:03 AM Subscribe
According to Wikipedia, the bond angle for water is precisely 104.45 degrees. How do they get that number? And how would one experimentally verify it?
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Is it just the result of some really long quantum mechanics calculation? Or is there an easier way to see it? And how do you design an experiment to measure it?