Crystallography Basics

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True or false: Most inorganic solids are crystals, not polycrystals.

False

True or false: Lead crystal and crystal glass are types of crystals.

False

True or false: Amorphous solids have a highly ordered microscopic structure.

False

True or false: The word 'crystal' comes from the Ancient Greek word meaning 'rock crystal' only.

False

True or false: Diamond is an example of a large crystal.

True

True or false: All macroscopic single crystals have the same geometrical shape and characteristic orientations.

True

True or false: Crystallization and solidification are the same processes.

True

True or false: Polycrystals are formed by many microscopic crystals fused together into a single solid.

True

True or false: Lead crystal, crystal glass, and related products are examples of amorphous solids.

False

True or false: The scientific study of crystals and crystal formation is known as crystallonomy.

False

True or false: Diamond is an example of an amorphous solid.

False

True or false: Polycrystals include most metals, rocks, ceramics, and ice.

True

True or false: The word crystal derives from the Ancient Greek word meaning both 'ice' and 'rock crystal'.

True

True or false: Crystallization and solidification are different processes.

False

True or false: Amorphous solids have no periodic structure whatsoever.

True

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