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?
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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
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