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Problem: Compare the crystal structure of diamond (C) and zinc blende (ZnS). What are the key similarities and differences between the two structures?

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We are asked about the key similarities and differences between Zinc blende (ZnS) and Diamond (C) crystal structure.

 Zincblende and Diamond are best thought of as a face-centered cubic (fcc) array of atoms occupying one-half of the tetrahedral holes.

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Compare the crystal structure of diamond (C) and zinc blende (ZnS). What are the key similarities and differences between the two structures?

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