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Homework Help: Supersaturated question!

  1. Jan 5, 2008 #1
    another satII chem question...
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    is the following statement true or false?
    when a crystal is added to a supersaturated solution of itself, the crystal does not change.

    2. Relevant equations
    none needed, i think!

    3. The attempt at a solution
    i know, that the addition of the crystal will cause crystallization to occur.
    but i didn't know if the crystal itself changed, does it?
    ...the book says it does, because it says the statement is false.

    would appreciate any insight into this!
    thanks a lottt :)
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  3. Jan 6, 2008 #2


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    The crystal will grow bigger.
  4. Jan 21, 2008 #3
    Really? I would think no change....i mean can it really absorb the overflow crystals from teh bottom and grow??
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