Problem: An oxide of uranium crystallizes with the following unit cell (uranium = gray; oxygen = red) What is the formula of the oxide?

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We are asked to identify the formula of this oxide.

It is given that uranium = gray; oxygen = red.


First, let us count how many atoms are there for each element in the unit cell.

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An oxide of uranium crystallizes with the following unit cell (uranium = gray; oxygen = red) What is the formula of the oxide?