"An amorphous solid is like a pile of boxes that were thrown across the room and piled in the corner"
An amorphous solid is like an "immobile" liquid.
As the temperature rises, the amorphous solid becomes softer and behaves more like a liquid.
Crystals only melt at one temperature.
Glass is an amorphous solid "
A crystalline solid is like the seating a stadium, where all the seat are in order and there is a single person in each one.
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