Answer the following in one or two sentences. Which of the three types of packing used by metals makes the most efficient use of space and which makes the least efficient use? - Chemistry

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Answer the following in one or two sentences.

Which of the three types of packing used by metals makes the most efficient use of space and which makes the least efficient use?

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Solution

Out of the three types of packing, face-centered cubic (or ccp or hcp) lattice makes the most efficient use of space while simple cubic lattice makes the least efficient use of space.

Concept: Packing Efficiency
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Chapter 1: Solid State - Exercises [Page 26]

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Balbharati Chemistry 12th Standard HSC for Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 1 Solid State
Exercises | Q 2.02 | Page 26
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