Metallic vanadium crystallizes in a body-centered cubic lattice, with one V atom per lattice point. If the edge length of the unit cell is found to be 301 pm, what is the metallic radius of V in pm? pm
Hallo Jay I am working on it.
For this type of lattice the atoms are
in contact along a body diagonal and
Where r is the metallic radius and a
is the edge length of the cell. Thus, r= length of the cell. Thus r= 0.433 a
r= 0.433x 301= 130.33 pm
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