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Problem: Tausonite, a mineral composed o f Sr, O, and Ti, has the cubic unit cell shown in the drawing .What is the empirical formula of this mineral?

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We are asked to determine the empirical formula of Tausonite using the unit cell diagram given.

A cube has strontium as its corners. Inside the cube 6 oxygen atoms are bonded to a central titanium atom.

A unit cell is the smallest repeating unit in a crystal lattice. Whole crystal lattice can be built by repeating the unit cell in three dimensions.


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Tausonite, a mineral composed o f Sr, O, and Ti, has the cubic unit cell shown in the drawing A cube has strontium as its corners. Inside the cube 6 oxygen atoms are bonded to a central titanium atom..

What is the empirical formula of this mineral?

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