How can crystallization be induced in a supersaturated solution?

1 Answer
Feb 12, 2015

Supersaturated solutions hold more solute than should be possible. Hence they are very unstable.

There are a few ways to make the solute crystallize:

  • Put in a crystal of the solute. Sometimes any small particle, or even dust, will do the trick.

  • Scratch the glass container (on the inside)

  • A ferm knock or shake