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(A) ZnS type (B) NaCl types (C) CsCl types 1. (b) Similarly. occupy the interstitial voids (a) If the anions (B-) constitute the crystal lattice and all octahedral voids are occupied by cations (A+). (c) When the anions (B-2) are constituting space lattice and all the tetrahedral voids are occupied by the cations (A+). ) in the related domain. Ionic compounds of the type AB Ionic compounds of the type AB have three types of crystalline structures. Sodium chloride (Rock salt) type structure . then the formula of the solid crystal becomes A+B-. From the knowledge of close packed structures and the voids developed there in.creations – both national and international. STRUCTURE OF IONIC COMPOUNDS Simple ionic compounds are of two types i. the anions usually constitute the space lattice with hcp or ccp type of arrangements whereas the cations. pencils. constituting the binary compounds. then the formula of the ionic solid is AB. Among the two ions. erasers and colour pencils or crayons for the Aptitude Test.e. if half of the tetrahedral voids are occupied by cations. then the formula of the solid crystal will be A2B. places and personalities (architects. Candidates are advised to bring geometry box sets. we can have an idea about the structures of simple ionic compounds. AB and AB2 type. designers etc.

each Cl. they do not touch each other and form an expanded face centred lattice. This arrangement is also regarded as face centred cubic arrangement (fcc).The sodium chloride structure is composed of Na+ and Cl.ions move apart slightly i. Cl. This is called 6:6 coordination. stoichiometry of NaCl is 1:1. the number of octahedral holes in ccp structure is equal to the number of anions. The radii of Na+ and Cl. the actual radius ratio (rNA+ / rCr = 0.524 for NaCl suggest an octahedral void. Unit cell structure of NaCl (iii) Since. (ii) The sodium ions are present in all the octahedral holes.e.414. So that the formula of sodium chloride is NaCl i.ion is surrounded by 6 Na+ ions. Similarly each Na+ ion is surrounded by 6 Cl.ions.524 rNA+ / rCr = 95 / 181 = 0. (iv) Since there are six octahedral holes around each chloride well as of Na+ ions is six.ions are present at the corners and at the centre of each face of the cube. Thus the salient features of this structure are as follows: (i) Chloride ions (In a typical unit cell) are arranged in cubic close packing (ccp). (v) It should be noted that Na+ ions to exactly fit the octahedral holes.ions. However. the Cl.524) exceeds this value. . the radius ratio rNA+ / rCr should be equal to 0. Therefore.ions. In this arrangement.ions 95 pm and 181 pm giving the radius ratio of 0.524 The radius ratio of 0. Therefore to accommodate large Na+ ions. the coordination number of Cl. every octahedral hole is occupied by Na+ ions. The number of sodium ions is equal to that of Cl.e.

Some of the common examples are NaI. NH4Br. the distance between Na+ and Cl.ion) a = 2 (rNA+ + rCr) Thus. oxides and sulphides of alkaline earth metals have this type of structures. However. this oxide is always non – stoichiometric and has the composition . KCl. . types structure in which O-2 ions are arranged in ccp and Fe+2 ions occupy octahedral ions. AgCl. Zinc blende (ZnS) type structures (sphelerite) The zinc sulphide crystals are composed of equal number of Zn+2 and S2. RbF. AgBr and AgI. the number of NaCl units per unit cell is 4. The radii of the two ions (Zn+2 = 74 pm and S-2 = 184 pm) led to the radius (r+ / r–) as 0. It can be explained on the assumption that some of the Fe+2 ion are replaced by 2/3rd as many Fe+3 ions in the octahedral voids. (vii) The edge length of the unit cell of NaCl type of crystal is 2(r+R) (r = radii of Na+ ion) (R = radii of Cl.40 which suggests a tetrahedral arrangement. Ferrous oxide also has sodium chloride.ions = a/2 Most of the halides of alkali metals.(vi) The unit cell of sodium chloride has 4 sodium and 4 chloride ions as calculated below No of sodium ions = 12 (at edge centres) × 1/4 + 1 (at body centre) × 1= 4 No of chloride ions = 8(at corner) × 1/8+6(at face centres) × 1/2 = 4 Thus.ions. 2. RbI. NH4Cl.

e. the ratio Zn+2/S-2 should be 0.rZn+2 / rS–2 = 0. Some more examples of ionic solids having Zinc blende structures are CuC. each zinc ion is surrounded by four sulphide ions and each sulphide ion is surrounded tetrahedrally by four zinc ions. sulphide ions are present at the corners and the centres of each face of the cube (ii) Zinc ions occupy tetrahedral hole. Thus zinc sulphide has 4:4 Co – ordination. CuBr. of S-2 ions = 8(at corners) × 1/8 + 6(at face centres) × 1/2 = 4 No. beryllium sulphide. CuI.40) (v) There are four Zn+2 ions and four S-2 ions per unit cell as calculated below: No. AgI. (iv) For exact fitting of Zn+2 in the tetrahedral holes. formed by close packing of S-2 ions. i.225. the stoichiometry of the compound is 1:1 (Only alternate tetrahedral holes are occupied by Zn+2) (iii) Since the void is tetrahedral. of Zn+2 ions = 4(within the body) × 1 = 4 Thus.e. the number of ZnS units per unit cell is equal to 4. Only half of the tetrahedral holes are occupied by Zn+2 so that the formula of the zinc sulphide is ZnS i. .40 The salient features of this structure are as follows (i) The Zinc ions are arranged in ccp arrangement. Actually this ratio is slightly large (0.

(ii) Only half the alternate tetrahedral voids are occupied by Zn+2 ions. Thus. of Zn+2 ions as well as S-2 ions is 4. there will be nAg+ ions. As I. (iii) Coordinate no. The main features of this structure are (i) Sulphide ions have HCP arrangement and zinc ions occupy tetrahedral voids. there are 6 formula units per unit cell. number of tetrahedral voids = 2n. of S-2 ions per unit cell = 12(at corners) × 1/6 + 2 (at face centres) × 1/2 + 3 (within the unit cell) × 1 = 6 Thus.Illustration 37. Illustration 38. The co-ordination number of a metal crystallising in hcp structure is (A) 12 (B) 10 . if there are nI.ions forming the lattice then calculate fraction of the tetrahedral voids occupied by Ag+ ions. (iv) No.ions form the lattice. As there are nAg+ ions to occupy these voids. of Zn+2 ions per unit cell = 4(within the unit cell) × 1 + 6(at edge centres) × 1/3 = 6 A unit cell representation of wurtzite structure No.ions. The Wurtzite structures It is an alternate form in which ZnS occurs in nature. therefore fraction of tetrahedral voids occupied by Ag+ ions = n/2n = ½ = 50%. Solution: In AgI. 3. this structure has 4 : 4 coordination. If silver iodide crystallizes in a zinc blende structure with I.

= 181 pm) led to radius ratio of rCS+ to rCl– as 0. Therefore packing of Cl. The radii of two ions (Cs+ = 169 pm and Cl.93 which suggest a body centred cubic structure having a cubic hole rCS+ to rCl– = 169 / 181 = 0. . However.93 The salient features of this structure are as follows: (i) The chloride ion form the simple cubic arrangement and the caesium ions occupy the cubic interstitial holes. (iii) For exact fitting of Cs+ ions in the cubic voids the ratio rCS+ / rCl– should be equal to 0.(C) 8 (D) 6 Solution: (A) 4.ions and each Cl. Caesium chloride (CsCl) structure The caesium chloride crystal is composed of equal number of caesium (Cs+) and Chloride Clions.732. actually the ratio is slightly larger (0.ions slightly open up to accommodate Cs+ ions. Thus the Co – ordination number of each ion is eight.ions are at the corners of a cube whereas Cs+ ion is at the centre of the cube or vice versa (ii) Each Cs+ ion is surrounded by 8 Cl.93).ion in surrounded by 8 Cs+ ions. In other words Cl.

Any attempt to pack 8 anions around the relatively small cation (Li+. Rb+) will produce a state in which negative ions will touch each other.(iv) The unit cell of caesium chloride has one Cs+ ion and one Cl. CsI. K+.ion as calculated below No. TlCl. TlBr Higher coordination number in CsCl(8:8) suggest that the caesium chloride lattice is more stable than the sodium chloride lattice in which Co – ordination number is 6:6.ion 8(at corners) × 1/8 = 1 No. rCS to rCl = a√3/2 Other common examples of this type of structure are CsBr. number of CsCl units per unit cell is 1 (v) Relation between radius of cation and anion and edge length of the cube. . of Cs+ ion = 1(at body centre) × 1=1 Thus. Actually the caesium chloride lattice is found to be 1% more stable than the sodium chloride lattice. Then the question arises why NaCl and other similar compounds do not have CsCl type lattice – This is due to their smaller radius ratio. Na+. of Cl. This causes unstability to the lattice. sooner they approach a positive ion.

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