In my lessons of solid state, I was taught about Bravais Lattices, and Face Centered, Body Centered, and Primitive cubic lattices, to name a few. All these crystal structures had this assumption, that ions/atoms are considered as hard spheres.
Considering sodium stearate, the stearate anion isn't a hard sphere, not by a long shot. Since Bravais lattices assume spherical atoms, I am led to believe that sodium stearate doesn't follow Bravais lattice structures.
So my question is, what is the crystal structure of sodium stearate?