Thu April 03, 2014 By: Riya Rose Joseph

i would like to know the names of crystalline solids that are isotropic in nature.also mention the conditions for it.thank u sir

Expert Reply
Mon April 07, 2014

Whether a crystalline solid is anisotropic, or isotropic, depends on the way the atoms in the crystal are arranged. If the spacing and arrangement of the atoms in a crystal appears the same in each of the 3 planes (X, Y, and Z), the crystal is isotropic.

Plain table salt (sodium chloride) and FeS2, iron pyrite which has a lattice structure called "cubic", are examples of an isotropic crystal. 

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