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Problem: Cobalt fluoride crystallizes in a closest packed array of fluoride ions with the cobalt ions filling one-half of the octahedral holes. What is the formula of this compound?

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The fluoride ions are cubic closest packed and thus form a face centered cubic unit cell.

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Cobalt fluoride crystallizes in a closest packed array of fluoride ions with the cobalt ions filling one-half of the octahedral holes. What is the formula of this compound?

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