Science
Metallic vanadium crystallizes in a body-centered cubic lattice, with one V atom

Question Description

Metallic vanadium crystallizes in a body-centered cubic lattice, with one V atom per lattice point. If the metallic radius of V is 130 pm, what is the volume of the unit cell in pm3 and in cm3?

 pm3
 cm3

Student has agreed that all tutoring, explanations, and answers provided by the tutor will be used to help in the learning process and in accordance with Studypool's honor code & terms of service.

Final Answer

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

For a body-centered cubic structure, calling R the radius and a, a side of the cell

we have a=4/sqrt(3)*R

so Volume=a^3=2.71*10^7 pm3

which is also equal to 2.71*10^(-23) cm3

Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.

Cornell University

Anonymous
I was having a hard time with this subject, and this was a great help.

Studypool
4.7
Trustpilot
4.5
Sitejabber
4.4