Chemistry 12th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0078021510
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-151-0

Chapter 1 - Intermolecular Forces and Liquids and Solids - Questions & Problems - Page 510: 11.34


Simple cubic cells have the lowest density, face-centered cubic the highest.

Work Step by Step

Simple cubic cells have one atom on each vertex of a cube, and has the lowest density of atoms in one unit cell. Body-centered cubic cells have one atom positioned on each vertex and one entire atom in the very center. Face-centered cubic cells are considered the closest form of packing with one atom on each vertex and one flushed on each face, so they have the highest density.
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