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Problem: An element crystallizes in a face-centered cubic lattice, and it has a density of 1.45 g/cm3. The edge of its unit cell is 4.52 x 10 −8 cm. Calculate an approximate atomic mass for the element.

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An element crystallizes in a face-centered cubic lattice, and it has a density of 1.45 g/cm3. The edge of its unit cell is 4.52 x 10 −8 cm. Calculate an approximate atomic mass for the element.

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