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What is the purpose of seed crystal in crystal growth?

(a) Nucleation center

(b) Catalyst

(c) Solvent

(d) Solution

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Right option is (a) Nucleation center

The explanation is: The seed crystal acts as a nucleation center for the crystal and it promotes the growth of crystal. The orientation of seed crystal regulates the orientation of crystals.

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