sir,
why orthorombic solid have 3 non primitive structure whereas monoclonic do not ,even both have all unside unequal? explain with diagram.

Asked by lucky170313 | 20th Mar, 2015, 07:08: AM

Expert Answer:

There is one major difference between orthorhombic and monoclinic structure.
In orthorhombic structure, all the angles are orthogonal that means α=β=γ=90 °C. 
While in case of monoclinic structure, α=γ=90 °C but β≠90 °C.
The diagram for the monoclinic lattice is as follows:
 

Answered by Prachi Sawant | 21st Mar, 2015, 07:51: PM