Since each atom is at the corner of a cube and 8 cubes meet at each corner. Therefore each atom is shared by 8 cubes.

But I don't visualize it, so please tell how I Visualize it.


closed as off-topic by Carl Witthoft, JamalS, Rob Jeffries, ACuriousMind, Kyle Kanos Nov 8 '14 at 19:56

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

  • "Homework-like questions should ask about a specific physics concept and show some effort to work through the problem. We want our questions to be useful to the broader community, and to future users. See our meta site for more guidance on how to edit your question to make it better" – Carl Witthoft, JamalS, Kyle Kanos
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

  • $\begingroup$ This is a question in 'solid-state-chemistry'. Anyways, it is not researched enough. $\endgroup$ – Gaurav Nov 8 '14 at 15:08
  • $\begingroup$ This question appears to be off-topic: insufficient prior research $\endgroup$ – Rob Jeffries Nov 8 '14 at 16:56


cubic lattice

the central blue dot is shared by eight unit lattices.


Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.