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Problem: Tungsten crystallizes in a body-centered cubic unit cell with an edge length of 3.165 Å.(a) What is the atomic radius of tungsten in this structure?

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The body-centered cubic unit cell is composed of a cube with one atom at each of its corners and one atom at the center of the cube. 

The unit cell diagram for BCC is shown below:


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Tungsten crystallizes in a body-centered cubic unit cell with an edge length of 3.165 Å.

(a) What is the atomic radius of tungsten in this structure?

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