Explain how much portion of an atom located at (i) corner and (ii) body centre of a cubic unit cell part of its neighboring unit cell

(i) At corner :- The particle present at the corner is shared by eight unit cells . hence 1/8 part of the particle is the share of a single unit cell.

(ii) At the body centre :- In case of body centre , the particle is present exactly at the centre of unit cell. hence it is not shared with any other unit cell , thus it belongs to the unit cell as 1 complete particle.


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