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The Sodium Chloride Structure

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General Notes

Structural Information

NaCl Vital Statistics
Formula NaCl
Cystal System Cubic
Lattice Type Face-Centered
Space Group Fm3m, No. 225
Cell Parameters a = 5.6402 Å, Z=4
Atomic Positions Cl: 0, 0, 0   Na: 0.5, 0.5, 0.5
(can interchange if desired)
Density 2.17
Melting Point 804 degrees C
Alternate Names Halite, rock salt, sea salt,
table salt, salt
Isostructural
Compounds
MgO, TiO, TiC, LaN, NaI
KCl, RbF, AgCl, SrS

Structure

a structure a structure
Fig. 1 A single unit cell of NaCl Fig. 2 A 3x3x3 lattice of NaCl

Chime models

Fig. 5 A single unit cell of NaCl. Fig. 6 Bigger NaCl chunk coming soon.

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