Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 1 - Sections 1.1-1.8 - Exercises - Review Questions: 10

Answer

In a crystalline solid, the atoms are in patterns with long-range, repeating orders. In an amorphous solid, the atoms do not have any long-range order.

Work Step by Step

Crystalline solids are comprised of atoms or molecules in a defined, regular pattern that holds them even more rigidly than the less organized amorphous solid.
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