Compare the most preferred packing of solids to the least preferred packing of solids.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

The most preferred packing is face centered cubic by solids and  the least preferred packing is simple cube. The packing efficiency is maximum in face centered cube so it is very stable. If we compare the values obtained for the two unit cells, we see that "packing efficiency" increases in the face-centered cubic 74%> simple cubic 52%.

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM