Question

What is the coordination number of sodium in Na2O?

Solution

Correct option is

4

In Na2O, each oxide ions (O2-) is co – ordinate to 8Na+ ions and each Na+ ion to 4 oxide ions. Hence, it has 4: 8 coordination.

SIMILAR QUESTIONS

Q1

If the value of ionic radius ratio  is 0.52 in an ionic compound, the geometrical arrangement of ions in crystal is

Q2

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Q3

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Q4

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Q5

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Q6

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Q7

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Q8

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Q9

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Q10

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