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i nned to know the reason for crystal formation in magnesium sulphate salt.

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    It is a minimum energy configuration.

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    The technical answer is that the energy going into the formation of the Mg ion and the SO4 ion is less than the energy of formation of the solid crystal; therefore, the delta H for the entire process is negative and energy is released with the crystal is formed. Look up the Born-Haber cycle for a complete explanation of the process.

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