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Metallic gold crystallizes in FCC lattice. How many nearest neighbours do each gold atom has?

Metallic gold crystallizes in FCC lattice. How many nearest neighbours do each gold atom has?

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Sunil Kumar FP
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7 years ago
Metallic gold crystallizes in FCC lattice.In a FCC unit cell each sphere is at the corner of a unit cell and at the centre of face of the unit cell.number of atom in a unit cell=6
each sphere is surrounded by 12 nearest neighbour.Thus in case of metallic gold crystal each gold atom has 12 nearest neighbour

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