NEET Chemistry The Solid State Questions Solved

The anions (A) form hexagonal closest packing and atoms (C) occupy only 2/3 of octahedral voids in
it. then the general formula of the compound is-

(A) CA

(B) A2

(C) C2A3

(D) C3A2

C) Hexagonal close packing contains 6 atoms per unit cell and hence the number of octahedral voids per unit cell is 6. 
Hence, number of A atoms per unit cell=6 and number of C atoms per unit cell=6 x 2/3=4
The formula of ionic compound is given as simplest formula and hence formula is C2A3

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