A particular form of cinnabar (HgS) adopts the zinc blende
structure. The length of the unit cell edge is 5.852 Å.
(b) The mineral tiemannite (HgSe) also forms a solid phase with the zinc blende structure. The length of the unit cell edge in this
mineral is 6.085 Å. What accounts for the larger unit cell
length in tiemmanite?
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