Vibrations & Crystal Formation Background Information
Types of Crystal Systems Are There?
There are 7 types of crystals
systems, they are:
System:It is not always cube shaped.It could have 8 or 10 faces.
System:Close to cubic crystals but longer on
one axis than the other, making double pyramids and prisms.
System:Has 6-sided prisms.When you look at the crystal on end the
cross section is a hexagon.
System:Has a single 3-folded axis of
rotation instead of the 6-fold axis of the hexagon.
System:Its like tetragonal crystals except not
squre in the cross section, making rhombic prisms or dipryramibs.
System:Its like skewered tetragonal crystal,
often forming prisms and double pyramides.
System:Its usally not symmetrical from one side to the other,
often forming prisms and double pyramids.
Borax belongs to the monoclinic system.
Borax, also called sodium borate,
sodium tetraborate or disodium
tetraborate.It is a mineral and a salt
acid.Its usually a white powder
consisting of soft colorless crystals that dissolve easily in water.It can be used for detergents, cosmetics, enamel glazes,
fire retardant, anti-fungal, fiberglass and insecticide.We, however, are going to be using it to make crystals for
How do Borax
You start by dissolving borax
powder in warm water.Warm water can
dissolve more than cold water.When the water starts to cool, the excess borax joins in
clumps and forms crystals.