Crystal Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Crystal

quartz crystal

Definition of Crystal:

A substance in which the constituent atoms, molecules, or ions are packed in a regularly ordered, repeating three-dimensional pattern. Most crystals are solids.

Examples of Crystals:

quartz, rock candy, halite

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