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Anderson 1Francesca AndersonMrs. PuiuChemistry30 April 2019Amorphous solids lack the long-range order that are characteristics of a crystal. An amorphoussolid’s particles are not arranged in the regular repetitive pattern that is formed when moltenmaterial cools too quickly to form crystals. While amorphous solids have no specific shape andno regular pattern, crystalline solids are in a three-dimensional structure and have a regularpattern. Crystalline solids’ atoms/ions/molecules are arranged in an organized and geometricstructure. Crystalline solids form a crystal lattice that extends in various directions. They havewell-defined edges and sharp melting points, as well as the fact that they diffract x-rays.Amorphous solids are a type of crystalline solids, better known as crystals. They have nosymmetry or definite melting point, and are isotropic because they have a refractive index,tensility, and conductivity no matter the direction of force applied. Examples of amorphous

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