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  1. crystallization, crystallisation, crystallizingnoun

    the formation of crystals

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  1. crystallisation

    Crystallization is the process by which solid forms, where the atoms or molecules are highly organized into a structure known as a crystal. Some ways by which crystals form are precipitating from a solution, freezing, or more rarely deposition directly from a gas. Attributes of the resulting crystal depend largely on factors such as temperature, air pressure, and in the case of liquid crystals, time of fluid evaporation. Crystallization occurs in two major steps. The first is nucleation, the appearance of a crystalline phase from either a supercooled liquid or a supersaturated solvent. The second step is known as crystal growth, which is the increase in the size of particles and leads to a crystal state. An important feature of this step is that loose particles form layers at the crystal's surface and lodge themselves into open inconsistencies such as pores, cracks, etc. The majority of minerals and organic molecules crystallize easily, and the resulting crystals are generally of good quality, i.e. without visible defects. However, larger biochemical particles, like proteins, are often difficult to crystallize. The ease with which molecules will crystallize strongly depends on the intensity of either atomic forces (in the case of mineral substances), intermolecular forces (organic and biochemical substances) or intramolecular forces (biochemical substances). Crystallization is also a chemical solid–liquid separation technique, in which mass transfer of a solute from the liquid solution to a pure solid crystalline phase occurs. In chemical engineering, crystallization occurs in a crystallizer. Crystallization is therefore related to precipitation, although the result is not amorphous or disordered, but a crystal.

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  1. crystallisation

    Crystallisation is a process of formation of solid crystals precipitating from a solution, melt or more rarely deposited directly from a gas. It is a complex and multifaceted process that signifies the transition of substances from a disordered to an ordered state, generally leading to a solid crystalline end product with a highly defined, repeating structure. This process can occur naturally or be induced artificially and is often used in chemistry and various industries to purify substances, create materials or form large crystals.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crystallisation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crystallisation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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