Crystal Shapes and Unit Cells
all sides the same and all right angles.
square on two ends and the other sides have rectangles. Tetra means four, and four of the faces are the same. All right angles.
Ortho means right angles. Orthodontists put teeth at right angles. All rectangles. No squares.
All three pairs of faces are parallelograms.
One pair of faces are hexagonal, the others are rectangles.
Rhombus is a diamond. All the sides are the same. The angles are not square.
Angles are not square. Parallelogram on pair of faces, other sides rectangles. One pair of parallelograms. In picture back and front are parallelograms.
Cubic Unit Cell
8 atoms arranged in nice unit cells.
Face-Centered unit cell
A cubic unit cell with an atom in the middle of each face. Picture dice with a one on each side.
Body Centered Unit Cell
One atom in the center of the cube.