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Crystalline and Amorphous SolidsThink of a diamond and some cotton candy. Do you think these substances are alike?They are different in every aspect, and yet they are both solids. What differentiates these isthe structure and arrangement of their particles. Let us learn about the two types of solids,crystalline Solids and Amorphous SolidsCrystalline SolidsThese are the most common type of solids. Their characteristics are what we associatesolids with. They are firm, hold a definite and fixed shape, and are rigid and incompressible.They generally have geometric shapes and flat faces. And examples include diamonds, metals,salts etc.To understand crystals we must understand their structure. The arrangement ofparticles in a crystalline solid is in a very orderly fashion. These articles are arranged in arepeating pattern of a three-dimensional network. This network is known as a Crystal latticeand the smallest unit of a crystal is a Unit Cell. If you see the X-ray of a crystal this distinct

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