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Crystalline and Amorphous SolidsDifferences between Crystalline and Amorphous Solids(i) Characteristic Geometry:In crystallinesolids the particles (atoms, ions, or molecules) are definitely and orderly arranged thus these have characteristic geometry while amorphous solids donot have characteristic geometry.(ii) Melting Point:A crystalline solid has a sharp melting point, i.e., it changes into liquid state at a definite temperature. On the contrary an amorphous solid does not have a sharp melting point. For example, when glass is heated, it softens and then starts flowing without undergoing any abrupt or sharp change from solid to liquid state. Therefore, amorphous solids are regarded as
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Spring
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amorphous solids, Crystalline and Amorphous Solids

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