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In rock salt type structure coordination number of each action and anion is six.

Asked by Umesh 18th March 2018, 6:57 PM
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The number of nearest neighbouring ions of opposite charge is called the coordination number.

In rock salt i.e. Na+ Cl-, there are 6 anions in each cation, because of the 1:1 stoichiometry there must also be 6 Na cations around each Cl anion.
Answered by Expert 19th March 2018, 12:39 PM
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