Anand Kanade Asked a Question
September 25, 2020 12:40 pmpts 30 pts
If NaCl has an FCC structure, then why is its coordination number 6 instead of 12? is it a right diagram?
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  • Priyanshu kumar Best Answer
    fcc is packing of an element. for, NaCl, it s not simply Na or Cl its a combination of both. in NaCl, each Na+ is surrounded by 6 Cl- and vice versa. so, coordination number is 6. ...
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    Priyanshu kumar
    Metallic crystal in FCC has coordination number 12. NaCl is an ionic crystal having FCC structure in which coordination number of both cation and anion are 6.
  • Dinesh khalmaniya
    hope this will help you 🙏🙏
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  • Dinesh khalmaniya thankyou
    because Na is surrounded by 6 Cl- ions and Cl- is surrounded by 6 Na+ so cordinatio ratio is 6:6
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