Chemistry
Reeselehwald
2021-05-02 12:12:12
What is meant by symmetry in a crystal?
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degomohamed76
2021-05-02 16:17:15

Crystals and minerals have an ordered internal  arrangement of atoms. This ordered arrangement shows symmetry , that is the atoms are arranged in a symmetrical fashion on a 3 dimensional network called a lattice.When a crystal forms in an environment where there are no impediments to its growth, crystal faces  form as smooth  plannar  boundaries that make up the surface of the crystal lattice. These crystal faces reflect the ordered internal arrangement  of atoms and thus reflects the symmetry of the crystal lattice.

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