Problem: Calcium crystallizes with a body-centered cubic structure.How many Ca atoms are contained in each unit cell?

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Recall: A body-centered cubic unit cell looks like this:

We can see that in a single unit cell there are:

One atom in the center
One-eighth (1/8) of an atom in each corner

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Calcium crystallizes with a body-centered cubic structure.

How many Ca atoms are contained in each unit cell?