Crystals aren’t just expensive jewels and they’re more common than you think. There are natural crystal structures and even crystals in our body.
The American Chemistry Society (ACS) created this Reactions (previously) video of five crystal facts such as salt crystals, the crystal that’s stronger than a diamond and the expensive pink crystal diamond and others.
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Many people think of crystals as little more than sparkly things behind glass cases in museums. But crystals are everywhere, from the dinner table to the human body. Because 2014 is the International Year of Crystallography, Reactions is celebrating with a video highlighting five surprising facts about crystals.