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    Silver has a face-centered unit cell. The diameter of a silver atom is about 2.90 angstroms. Use this measurement to calculate the density of silver (grams per centimeter cubed)

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    Silver has a face-centered unit cell. The diameter of a silver atom is about 2.90 angstroms. Use this measurement to calculate the density of silver (grams per centimeter cubed)

    atomic weight of Silver = 107.87 g/mol
    See the diagram at http://www.chem.lsu.edu/htdocs/people/sfwatkins/MERLOT/lattice/04fcc.html

    From this diagram, you can see there are 8 corners, each 1/8 of an atom and 6 half atoms in the unit cell.
    The number of atoms in ...

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    This is a detailed solution to all the steps required to calculate the density of silver given its unit cell and atomic diameter.

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