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Why is the packing-together of atoms described as a purely physical, non-chemical process? If coal is packed into diamond, then isn't this a chemical process? MisterSheik
- Yes and no. Coal being packed into diamond is a chemical process because the structure of diamond actually involves a covalent bonding network. Generally speaking, the types of crystals formed by more complex molecules (i.e. the kind you would want to purify by recrystallization) are held together by simpler electronic effects (i.e. London and dipole forces) rather than actual chemical bonds. In fact, Wikipedia has an article on crystalline compounds that would probably help you out a bit with this concept. --Elfer (talk) 16:36, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
i think that you people should just give the definiton of the word and not a whole essay about recrystallition.
- the whole purpose of an encyclopedia is information given such as this. I found it helpful because it answered the question I had about recrystallization. If I just wanted a definition, I would have looked it up in Webster's dictionary.
Is Ice referring to actual Ice (frozen water)? or the word "Ice" as in, large high quality crystals? I would suspect the latter but it truly lacks information. Gaogier How can I help? 18:06, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Please, someone who knows about this subject, improve upon "Recrystallization is a physical process." — Preceding unsigned comment added by VSohn (talk • contribs) 14:20, 31 July 2012 (UTC) Amazed that lasted so long. Replaced it with something relevant, at least. Silenceisgod (talk) 02:25, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
Single-solvent recrystallization drawing
The image under the above heading has numbered steps, the other drawings in this page do not (i.e. is not consistent). The numbers are redundant. The image should be reverted to the image from 18 March 2007 (before the numbers were added).
Also, the image without numbers is more useful as it can be used in non-Arabic numeral systems (e.g. Japanese).
A simple google search suggests that to coax out is not a scientific word, and is only used in this article's definition. "either the desired compound or impurities can be coaxed out of solution". I will replace it with remove, however please correct em if I am mistaken. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Russell's teapot (talk • contribs) 12:26, 10 March 2017 (UTC)