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Why is co-ordination number of 12 not found in ionic crystals?

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Maximum radius ratio in ionic crystals lies in the range 0.732 – 1 which corresponds to a coordination number of 8. Hence coordination number greater than 8 is not possible in ionic crystals.
answered May 30, 2014 by sreemathi.v

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