How Are Crystals Formed?


Crystals are formed from vapor or liquid that has been compressed or exposed to a change in temperature. Crystals need room to grow, so they are usually found in an open space such as a crack in a rock.
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Crystals are formed by atoms. Like everything else in nature, crystals are formed by atoms. If a mineral has flat planes, known as crystal surfaces, and its atoms are grouped in regular
1 Measure out between 2-4 cups of water, and bring it to a rolling boil. Ad 2 Measure out twice as much white granulated sugar as water you started with, keeping a 2:1 ratio of sugar
The easiest way to form a crystal is by evaporation of water. There is a limit to the number of atoms that can be contained by a volume of water. As the volume decreases, the atoms
The only answer I can give is similar to what you have been given before. Crystal growth can take anything from seconds to tens of years or more but not the millions you are thinking
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How Do Crystals Form?
Crystals form very slowly in a cavity of liquid, and solids form from the liquid into geometric patterns. Understand the formation of crystals with information from a geology professor in this free video on rocks.... More »
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