• The coordination number is the number of ions that immediately surround an ion of the opposite charge within a crystal lattice.
  • Because the formula unit of sodium chloride displays a 1:1 ratio between the ions, the coordination numbers must be the same.
  • In a cesium chloride crystal, the Cs+ ion occupies the center, while the chloride ions occupy each corner of the cube.
  • CsCl and NaCl do not adopt identical crystal packing arrangements because the C's+ ion is considerably larger than the Na+ ion.
  • The color of a compound is affected by the specific materials coordinated to that central ion.
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