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Students are introduced to a particular type of crystal, a molecular crystal held together with weak forces.
Students will be able to:
Adapted from test by Dave Wilson, Parkland College
There are four types of crystals, primarily characterized by the interatomic interactions that hold the unit cells together. Molecular crystals have unit cells held together by hydrogen bonds. As a result, molecular crystals are typically softer and have lower melting points than the other types of crystals.
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