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A compound contains two types of atoms - X and Y. It crytallises in a cubic lattice with atom X at the corners of the unit cell and atomsY at the body centres. What is the simplest possible formula of this compound?

A compound contains two types of atoms - X and Y. It crytallises in a cubic lattice with atom X at the corners of the unit cell and atomsY at the body centres. What is the simplest possible formula of this compound?

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Sunil Kumar FP
askIITians Faculty 183 Points
7 years ago
A compound contains two types of atoms - X and Y. It crytallises in a cubic lattice with atom X at the corners of the unit cell and atomsY at the body centres.
no of X atom in the unit cell=1/8*8=1
no of y atom in the unit cell=1*!=1
simplest formula of the compound=XY

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