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Problem: Imagine the primitive cubic lattice. Now imagine grabbing the top of it and stretching it straight up. All angles remain 90 .What kind of primitive lattice have you made?

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We have to determine what type of a crystal lattice results when we take a cubic lattice and stretch it to increase its length.


The three-dimensional arrangement of a crystal is called its crystal lattice.

The whole of crystal lattice is made from small repeating units, called the unit cells.

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Imagine the primitive cubic lattice. Now imagine grabbing the top of it and stretching it straight up. All angles remain 90 .
A cube goes to a tall, rectangular cuboid shape.

What kind of primitive lattice have you made?

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