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Why is there one octahedral and two tetrahedral positions for every anion in a close packed structure?


Why is there one octahedral and two tetrahedral positions for every anion in a close packed structure?

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Pankaj
askIITians Faculty 131 Points
6 years ago
This is simply because the anions mainly form the crystal lattice.
And if the number of lattice points i.e anions is N
Number of tetrahedral voids = 2N
Number of octahedral voids = N

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