Question

MgO has a structure of NaCl, the coordination number of O2– in MgO is

Solution

Correct option is

6

Since, MgO and NaCl (rock salt) structure, and in NaCl the coordination number of ions are 6 and 6 respectively. Thus, in MgO, O2– also have coordination number 6.

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