Answer to Question #178481 in Inorganic Chemistry for swarnajeet kumar

Question #178481

Explain the terms lattice and basis used in crystal system. 


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2021-04-13T02:07:00-0400

lattice is a hypothetical regular and periodic arrangement of points in space. It is used to describe the structure of a crystal.

basis is a collection of atoms in particular fixed arrangement in space. We could have a basis of a single atom as well as a basis of a complicated but fixed arrangement of hundreds of atoms. 


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