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What is a crystal? What is meant by crystallization?

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mahnoor-pai | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 11, 2009 at 8:36 PM via web

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What is a crystal? What is meant by crystallization?

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lit24 | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted February 11, 2009 at 10:26 PM (Answer #1)

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In materials science a crystal is a solid  substance in which the atoms,  molecules  or ions are arranged in an orderly repeating pattern extending in all three spatial dimensions - length, width and height.

 

The process of forming a crystalline structure from a fluid or from materials dissolved in the fluid is often referred to as crystallization.

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