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nickel arsenide structure


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A type of ionic crystal structure in which the anions have a distorted hexagonal close packed arrangement with the cations occupying the octahedral holes. Each type of ion has a coordination number of 6. Examples of compounds with this structure are NiAs, NiS, FeS, and CoS.

http://cst-www.nrl.navy.mil/lattice/struk/b8_1.html An interactive version of the structure

Subjects: Chemistry.


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