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Only certain point groups are possible because of the constraint made by the fact that unit cells must be able to stack exactly with no spaces—thus, for instance, only one-, two-, three-, four- and sixfold rotational axes are possible. Combining this with the planes of symmetry and centres of symmetry, we find that there are 32 crystallographic point groups compatible with the translational symmetry in three dimensions. If we combine the 32 crystal point groups with the 14 Bravais lattices, we find that there are 230 three-dimensional space groups that crystal structures can adopt, that is, 230 different space-filling patterns.
Notice also that the atomic positions are equivalent, and we could equally well generate the structure by swopping the zinc and sulfur ions. Compounds adopting this structure include the copper halides and the Zn, Cd and Hg sulfides. The wurtzite structure is composed of an hcp array of sulfide ions with alternate tetrahedral holes occupied by zinc ions. Each zinc ion is tetrahedrally coordinated by four sulfide ions and vice versa. Compounds adopting the structure include BeO, ZnO and NH4F. Notice how the coordination numbers of the structures we have looked at so far have changed.
19 shows an example of this symmetry element. The diagram shows part of a repeating threedimensional structure projected onto the plane of the page; the circle represents a molecule or ion in the structure and there is a distance a between identical positions in the structure in the x direction (this follows the convention that a unit cell based on the x, y and z axes has unit cell dimensions a, b and c in those respective directions). The + sign next to the circle indicates that the molecule lies above the plane of the page in the z direction.