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Problem: Identify the definition for each of these terms.Coordination number:Unit Cell: Crystalline solid:the number of atoms (or ions) surrounding an atom (or ion) in a crystal lattice.the number of atoms (or ions) bordering a cavity (or interstice) in a crystal lattice. an enclosure used to separate unruly, dangerous, or vulnerable prisoners from the general population. the basic repeating structural unit of a crystalline solid.a solid that possesses long-range order (e.g., table salt)a solid that lacks regular, three-dimensional arrangement of atoms (e.g., glass) 

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Unit cell: the basic repeating structural unit of a crystalline solid.

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Identify the definition for each of these terms.

Coordination number:

Unit Cell: 

Crystalline solid:


the number of atoms (or ions) surrounding an atom (or ion) in a crystal lattice.

the number of atoms (or ions) bordering a cavity (or interstice) in a crystal lattice. 

an enclosure used to separate unruly, dangerous, or vulnerable prisoners from the general population. 

the basic repeating structural unit of a crystalline solid.

a solid that possesses long-range order (e.g., table salt)

a solid that lacks regular, three-dimensional arrangement of atoms (e.g., glass) 


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