Differences between space lattice and lattice point?

  • Lattice points are imaginary points in space about which an atom is located. They denote positions of atoms.
  • Space lattice is an infinite three dimensional array of points in which each any every point has its own identical environment. The totality of all such points is space lattice.

Space lattice:it is the regular arrangement of the constituent particles(atoms,ions or molecules) of a crystalline solid in three dimensional space.

Lattice points or Lattice sites:They are the positions occupied by the atoms,ions or molecules in crystal lattice.