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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074

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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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

The mineral fluorite, which is composed of calcium ions and fluoride ions, has the unit cell shown here.

  1. (a) What type of unit cell is described by the Ca2+ ions?
  2. (b) Where are the F ions located, in octahedral holes or tetrahedral holes?
  3. (c) Based on this unit cell, what is the formula of fluorite?

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Unit cell of fluorite

(a)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Type of unit cell described by the Ca2+ atoms has to be identified.

Explanation

The calcium ions form the cubic close packing (face centered cubic) arrangement, because, the calcium ions o...

(b)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Arrangement of F ion has to be identified.

(c)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Formula for fluorite has to be identified.

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