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In which of the following arrangements octahedral voids are formed ?

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hcp
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bcc
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simple cubic
d
fcc

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Correct option is A

In hcp and fcc arrangements, octahedral voids are formed. In fcc, the octahedral voids are observed at edges and center of cube, while in bcc and simple cubic, no octahedral void is observed.

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