Regular Octahedron

Regular Octahedron

Surface Area of a Regular Octahedron

A regular octahedron is a regular polyhedron composed of 8 equal equilateral triangles.

The regular octahedron can be considered to be formed by the union of two equally sized regular quadrangular pyramids at their bases.

Characteristics of a Octahedron

Number of faces: 8.

Number of vertices: 6.

Number of edges: 12.

Number of concurrent edges at a vertex: 4.

Surface Area of a Regular Octahedron

Surface Area of a Regular Octahedron Formula

Volume of a Regular Octahedron

Volume of a Regular Octahedron Formula


Example

Calculate the surface area and volume of an octahedron with an edge of 5 cm.

Octahedron Exercise

Octahedron Solution