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Roshan from ST. EDMUND'S SCHOOL, asked a question
Subject: Chemistry , asked on 27/6/15

What is the difference between crystal lattice and unit cell?

Vartika P , added an answer, on 22/4/13
5 helpful votes in Chemistry

 crystal lattice is the orderly array of points in space. i.e. a lattice is a structure of crystals where each lattice point represent an identical group of atoms.

a unit cell is a crystal structure that's the smallest group of atoms possesing the symmetry of the crystal. i.e. it is the fundamnetal unit of crystal lattice

assume if crystal lattice is a wall then d bricks r d unit cells

unit cells follow a pattern ....... n dat pattern is repeated to form a crystal lattice 

 

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