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    Can the volume of primitive unit cell and unit cell be different?

    Thanks Alkim what you said helped me, kindly let me confirm that I got it correctly by commenting on my conclusion- " The (space each type of cell occupies) volume of primitive unit cell and unit cell is the same." I will also like to the meaning of this:
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    Can the volume of primitive unit cell and unit cell be different?

    Hi all, I read The unit cell is the smallest structure that repeats itself by translation through the crystal. Some says premitive unit cells contains atoms only at the corners while a unit cell may contain extra atoms in between(like bcc or fcc). At one place I found this: For each...
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