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How does temperature affect nucleation?

(a) Nucleation is directly proportional to temperature

(b) Nucleation is indirectly proportional to temperature

(c) Nucleation and temperature are always at equilibrium

(d) Nucleation and temperature does not depend on each other

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The correct option is (b) Nucleation is indirectly proportional to temperature

To elaborate: The decrease in nucleation centers at high temperature interprets that decrease in supersaturation, would increase in critical size of nucleus and free energy of nucleus formation.

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