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Problem: What is the formula for the compound that crystallizes with a cubic closest packed array of sulfur ions, and that contains zinc ions in 1/8 of the tetrahedral holes and aluminum ions in 1/2 of the octahedral holes?

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We are being asked to determine the formula for the compound that crystallizes with a cubic closest packed array of sulfur ions, and that contains zinc ions in 1/8 of the tetrahedral holes and aluminum ions in 1/2 of the octahedral holes


Recall that the closest packed unit cell is the face-centered cubic which composed of a cube with one atom at each of its corners and one atom in the center of each cube face.


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What is the formula for the compound that crystallizes with a cubic closest packed array of sulfur ions, and that contains zinc ions in 1/8 of the tetrahedral holes and aluminum ions in 1/2 of the octahedral holes?

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