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An octahedron is a geometrical shape which has 8 faces, twelve edges and six vertices. Examples include boat, heptagonal pyramid, hexagonal prism etc. The 8 faces of the octahedron is triangular in shape.

Area of Octahedron

If (r) is the distance from the center to one vertex.

A = 2 x a² x √3

Where, (a) is the length of the edge.

Volume of Octahedron

V = [(√2)/3] x a³

Properties of Octahedron

  • It has 8 faces.
  • Each face of the octahedron is in shape of equilateral triangle.
  • It has 6 vertices and 12 edges.
  • It is a platonic solid.
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