Problem: Sodium oxide (Na2O) adopts a cubic structure with Na atoms represented by green spheres and O atoms by red spheres.Describe the shape of the coordination environment for the sodium ion.

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Sodium oxide (Na2O) adopts a cubic structure with Na atoms represented by green spheres and O atoms by red spheres.

A diagram shows a cube with oxygen as the corners and in the center of cube faces. Within the cube are also 8 sodium atoms.

Describe the shape of the coordination environment for the sodium ion.

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