Fri March 20, 2015 By: Lucky Kumar

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

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Prachi Sawant
Sat March 21, 2015
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:
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