Crystallization vs Recrystallization - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between crystallization and recrystallization

is that crystallization is (uncountable) the act or process by which a substance in solidifying assumes the form and structure of a crystal, or becomes crystallized while recrystallization is (chemistry) a technique for the purification of chemical compounds in which the compound is dissolved in a solvent and slowly cooled to form crystals.

crystallization

Alternative forms

* (UK) crystallisation

Noun

(en noun)
  • (uncountable) The act or process by which a substance in solidifying assumes the form and structure of a crystal, or becomes crystallized.
  • (countable) The body formed by crystallizing; as, silver on precipitation forms arborescent crystallizations.
  • (uncountable, physics, chemistry) The formation of a solid from a solution, melt, vapour or from a different solid phase
  • (countable) The process or the result of becoming more definite or precise.
  • Derived terms

    * fractional crystallization * water of crystallization

    recrystallization

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (chemistry) a technique for the purification of chemical compounds in which the compound is dissolved in a solvent and slowly cooled to form crystals
  • (geology) a process in the formation of metamorphic rocks
  • (metallurgy) the growth of grain fragments in an alloy, especially when it is worked by cold rolling