Asked Jan 4, 2020

Describe the difference between body-centered cubic and facecentered cubic structures.


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Step 1

The difference between body centered cubic and face centered cubic structures are given in the below table.

Step 2

Basis of difference

Body centered cubic

Face centered cubic

Co-ordination number



Packing efficiency



Number of atoms per unit cell

2 ( one in body center and 8 at each corner contributing 1/8th)

4 ( one at each face center contributing half and 8 at each corner contributing 1/8th)

Tetrahedral and octahedral voids

No regular voids

8 and 4

Step 3

The structures are given ...

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