Problem: A metallic solid with atoms in a face-centered cubic unit cell with an edge length of 392 pm has a density of 21.45 g/cm3. Calculate the atomic mass and the atomic radius of the metal. Identify the metal.

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Step 1: Calculate the volume of the unit cell in cm3.

Given: edge length (a) = 392.0 pm

volume of unit cell=volume of cubevolume of unit cell=a3volume of unit cell =392 pm3×10-12 m1 pm3×1 cm10-2 m3

volume of unit cell = 6.0236x 10-23 cm3


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A metallic solid with atoms in a face-centered cubic unit cell with an edge length of 392 pm has a density of 21.45 g/cm3. Calculate the atomic mass and the atomic radius of the metal. Identify the metal.

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