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Sat March 31, 2012 By: Prkriti Gupta
 

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE OCTAHEDRAL AND TETRAHEDRAL VOID ACC TO 3 MARKS

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Sun April 01, 2012
Tetrahedral voids: The vacant space among four spheres having tetrahedral arrangement is called tetrahedral hole. the co-ordnation number of tetrahedral void is four.
Octahedral Void: The void formed by equilateral triangles with apices in opposite direction is called octahedral void. the co-ordination number of octahedral void is six
 
There is two terahedral sites for each sphere and there is only one octahedral site for each sphere.
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