ZnS – Zinc Blende, Sphalerite: Interactive 3D Structure

– 4:4 (tetrahedral)

S2- with Zn2+ in half Td holes

Polyhedra – vertex-sharing and

Half of the tetrahedral holes in a cubic close packing are occupied.

The cubic ZnS structure.

zinc blende

(a) The sphalerite (zinc-blende) structure and (b) its projection representation. Note its relation to the ccp lattice , with half the tetrahedral holes occupied by Zn2+ ions.

Related Structure: Wurtzite (ZnS)


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