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A compound forms hcp structure. What is the total number of voids in 0.5 mol of it? How many of these are tetrahedral voids?

No. of atoms in the hcp = 0.5×6.022×1023

= 3.011×1023

No. of octahedral voids

= No. of atoms in packing = 3.011×1023

No. of tetrahedral voids

= 2×No. of atoms in packing

= 2×3.011×1023 = 6.022 ×1023

 Total number of voids

= 3.011×1023 + 6.022×1023 = 9.033×1023

 

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