Problem: Which of the following unit cells has the least efficient packing efficiency?(a) Body centered cubic(b) Face centered cubic(c) Hexagonal(d) Simple cubic(e) Both face centered cubic and hexagonal

FREE Expert Solution

We are asked which unit cells have the least packing efficiency. 


The packing efficiency is related to the coordination number of the cell type. 

View Complete Written Solution
Problem Details

Which of the following unit cells has the least efficient packing efficiency?

(a) Body centered cubic

(b) Face centered cubic

(c) Hexagonal

(d) Simple cubic

(e) Both face centered cubic and hexagonal


Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Unit Cell concept. You can view video lessons to learn Unit Cell. Or if you need more Unit Cell practice, you can also practice Unit Cell practice problems.