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Answered 2009-01-17 23:17:53

Sodium chloride (iodized table salt has small amounts of potassium iodide added) is not as soluble as magnesium sulfate (epsom salts). As two solutions with the same concentration cool down the sodium chloride will reach saturation first and produce crystals.

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What is the difference between Epsom salt and table salt crystals?

The table salt crystals are more tightly packed together than the epsom salt, and epsom salt crystals are dryer and thinner then the table salt crystals.


Why did your Epsom salt crystals grow bigger and more crystals in the refrigerator then in the room temperature?

Salt isn't as soluble in cold solutions as warm solutions so it would precipitate out of solution in crystallized form.


What happens when you make epsom salt into crystals?

Epsom salt crystals are formed.I hope you weren't expecting something dramatic, because that's about it. It's possibly slightly more exciting than watching paint dry.


Do salt crystals grow more than sugar crystals?

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How long does it take for salt crystals to grow?

Salt crystals will grow relatively fast. If the salt is dissolved in hot water, the crystals will start to grow if left overnight. After a few days, you will have many more.


Why do sugar crystals grow faster on pipe cleaners than on wooden sticks?

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Do sugar crystals grow faster in tap water or distilled water?

Sugar crystals grow faster in tap water because there are more chemicals in tap water.


Which forms a crystal faster sugar or salt?

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What does grain size tell you about the orgin and cooling time of an igneous rock?

The larger the crystals, the more time it had to cool because the crystals had more time to grow


Why do salt crystals grow faster on pipe cleaners than on yarn?

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Do slow cooling rocks have crystals?

Yes, all rocks are made of crystals, and the slower a volcanic rock (magma) cools the larger the crystals grow (because there is more time for them to get bigger).


Why do rocks that cool over longer periods of time have larger crystals than those which cool faster?

When a magma cools down, it becomes a solid. Various atoms "prefer" to be arranged in a crystallic way. So when a magma cools down, crystals start to form and grow. Crystals only grow at their edges, so to make the crystal grow larger, it would need more time to do so. Magma's that cool slower have more time for the crystals inside them to grow, so the crystals will be larger, compared to a magma that cools quicker, or even a magma that comes out of the ground (then called a lava).


Why does rapid cooling of a magma produce small crystals while slow cooling leads to the formation of large crystals?

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What type of rock is formed when magma forces itself into surrounding undergroung rock?

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Why would you expect the crystals in an intrusive rock to be larger than the crystals in the extrusive rock?

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Why does rapid cooling of a saturated solution produce small crystals and slow cooling produce big crystals?

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How do you grow big crystals?

If you use ammonium phosphate you can make large crystals by mixing it with hot water the slower it cools the larger the crystal formed check online for more details


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More time is spent in the solidification phase as the magma or lava cools, allowing crystals to grow larger.


Is epsom salt the same as magnesium salt?

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The longer it takes for a rock to cool and solidify the more time?

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Can you use Epsom salts instead of Glauber salts?

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Is epsom salt more soluble than table salt?

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Does Iodized salt raise water density more than table salt?

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