Wurtzite is the name given to the mineral
ZnS. It has a hexagonal close packed array of S and the
Zn(II) sit in tetrahedral (1/2 occupied) sites in the lattice, giving
a Unit Cell with 8 Zn and 16 S's.
The display shows an idealised unit cell (Space group P63mc). The cell lengths used were a=b= 3.823 c=6.261 A and angles alpha=beta=90 and gamma=120.
Complexes that adapt this structure include..
BeO, ZnO, and a form of MnS and the high temperature form of CuCl.
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