Cs red; Cl green
Right click to change view; left click to rotate
Try viewing in display/space fill/van der Waals
(This may be viewed using the CHIME plugin)
The structure of CsCl is shown on the left. It contains atoms at the corners of a cube and at the body centre of the cube. Note that it is NOT a body centred cubic structure (as the atom at the centre is different to the atom at the corners of the cube). The structure can be described as two interpenetrating primitive cubic arrays.
1. Draw a perspective view of the CsCl structure.
2. Using right click/display/spacefill/van der Waals view the structure as close packed atoms.
3. What is the coordination number of Cs?
4. What is the coordination number of Cl?
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