Q. 1.13 Explain how much portion of an atom located at
(i) corner and
(ii) bodycentre of a cubic unit cell is part of its neighbouring unit cell.
(i) At corner:- Each atom at a corner is shared between eight adjacent unit cells, four unit cells in the same layer and four unit cells of the upper (or lower) layer. Therefore, only of an atom (or molecule or ion) actually belongs to a particular unit cell.
(ii) At body centre of cubic cell:- Since body centre atom completely belongs to the unit cell in which it is present, thus it is not part of any neighbouring unit cell. So, one atom belongs to a one unit cell.