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Answer:

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Explanation:

You may want to draw the bonds between them. Just remember that the cation will be attracted to the anion.

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Answer:

It is difficult to draw the lattice structures of ionic compounds without a computer.

Explanation:

It is more important that you be able to recognize the unit cells in the lattice structures.

The positive and negative ions are often in a cubic array. Here are two examples.

#"CsCl"#, a simple cubic structure

The #"Cl"^-# ions are the blue atoms at the corners of the cube.

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The #"Cs"^+# ions are at the centre of the cube.

The unit cell extends through the whole crystal.

This animation shows the #"CsCl"# lattice, the #"Cs"# sublattice in blue, and the #"Cl"# sublattice in brown.

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#"NaCl"#, a face centred cube

The green #"Cl"^-# ions occupy each corner and the centre of each face of the cube.

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In the picture below, the #"Na"^+# ions also occupy a face-centred cubic unit cell.

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These unit cells extend through the whole crystal.

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