Why is the name so, cubical close packing?

Asked by Amoolya G | 5th Mar, 2013, 06:36: PM

Expert Answer:

It is called cubical close packing because of the shape of the cubic crystalline structure obtained like in case of metals copper, silver etc.
Similarly, hcp arrangement is called hexagonal because of the hexagonal arrangement of the spheres liek in case of zinc.

Answered by  | 7th Mar, 2013, 12:38: PM

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