Which of the following axis system is being satisfied by the orthorhombic crystal system?

Which of the following axis system is being satisfied by the orthorhombic crystal system?

Right Answer is:

a ≠ b ≠ c, α = β = γ = 90°

SOLUTION

The orthorhombic system resulted from stretching a cubic lattice along with two of its orthogonal pairs by two different factors, resulting in a rectangular prism with a rectangular base and height. All three bases intersect at 90 degrees angles. The three lattice vectors remain mutually orthogonal.

All the three axes are perpendicular to each other with unequal lengths, i.e.

α = γ =  β = 90° and a ≠ b ≠ c axis system is being satisfied by the orthorhombic crystal system

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