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Subject: Why do some crystals grow faster than others?

Date: Wed Feb 14 17:44:23 2001
Posted by Donna
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I did an experiment on crystals with sugar, salt and baking soda. I want 
to know why do some crystals grow faster than others. Does it depend on 
it's solubility, even if I have the same amount of chemical dissolved in
water? Or the shape of the crystal? Or even the attractive forces?  

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