Evaporation affects crystal growth by
allowing or not allowing the atoms to form the
correct crystal structure. In a rapid
evaporation, some atoms will arrange in a
crystal, however because there was not much time
for growth, the crystals will be small, and end
up in a powder like end product. With much
longer evaporation times (days to weeks), atoms
will arrange in a crystal, with no impurities
(atoms that do not belong in the crystal). These
crystals will be much larger and able to be
picked up for analysis.
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