K in octahedral holes Red; K in tetrahedral holes blue; C Grey
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K3C60 may be described as a cubic close packed array of C60 spheres (which are disordered in the representation shown here).
1. What type of holes are present in the C60 lattice?
2. How many of each type of hole is present?
4. How do you rationalise the formula?
5. Try viewing the structure with ball and stick radii to see the tetrahedral sites more clearly.
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