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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 and
since It crytallises in a cubic lattice with atom X at the corners of the unit cell and atomsY at the body centres.
X atoms are at the corner of the unit cell therefore no of atoms=8*1/8=1
and Y are at the body center therefore no of Y atom is 1
the simplest formula of the compund is XY

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