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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

Potassium iodide has a face-centered cubic unit cell of iodide ions with potassium ions in octahedral holes. The density of KI is 3.12 g/cm3. What is the length of one side of the unit cell? (Ion sizes are found in Figure 7.11.)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The length of one side of unit cell has to be calculated.

Concept introduction:

To find the volume of the atom is given below,

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The density of the unit cell is calculated as follows,

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Explanation

Therefore,

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