We’re being asked to determine the radius of a copper atom knowing that it follows a face-centered cubic lattice with an edge length of 351 pm.
Recall that the face-centered cubic lattice contains an atom in each of the face of the cube and an atom in each of the corners. It looks like this:
Copper crystallizes in a face-centered cubic lattice. If the edge of the unit cell is 351 pm, what is the radius of the copper atom?
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