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What are the factors that affect crystallization seedling?

(a) Temperature and pressure

(b) Polymorphism of the crystals and pressure

(c) Crystal size distribution and temperature

(d) Crystal size distribution and polymorphism of the crystals

The question was posed to me by my school principal while I was bunking the class.

Query is from Crystallization topic in chapter Crystallization of Food Processing Unit Operations

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The correct answer is (d) Crystal size distribution and polymorphism of the crystals

Explanation: Crystal seeding is the technique to add homogeneous or heterogeneous crystals to a crystallizing solution for nucleating and growing of more crystals. This is done by controlling the polymorphism of the crystals that are formed and crystal size distribution.

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