Zinc Blende is the name given to the mineral
ZnS. It has a cubic close packed (face centred) 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 216 F-43m). The cubic cell lengths used were a=b=c=5.409 A.
Complexes that adapt this structure include..
CuF, CuCl, CuBr, CuI, AgI and BeS.
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