What are the crystal systems?

The Crystal Systems

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  One of six (or seven) group classifications of a crystalline mineral according to the symmetry of its crystal faces. Each species occurring in only one of those systems. They are cubic, tetragonal, hexagonal (trigonal), orthorhombic, monoclinic, and triclinic.   Crystalline Solids The majority of solids are crystalline in nature. A crystal is a substance in which the particles are arranged in an orderly, repeating, three-dimensional pattern. Particles of a solid crystal may be ions, atoms, or molecules, depending on the type of substance. The three-dimensional arrangement of a solid crystal is referred to as the crystal lattice . Different arrangements of the particles...

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