University Chemistry ›› 2019, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (8): 137-141.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201903019

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Recording the Growth and Affecting Factors of "I": Potassium Ferrioxalate Crystal

Chanzi RUAN,Yinyun LÜ,Zhiqiang DONG,Xiaoqing OUYANG,Chunyan ZHANG,Yuhua WENG,Rui PAN,Zhenling XU,Changming YAN,Yanping REN*()   

  • Received:2019-03-20 Accepted:2019-05-13 Published:2019-05-24
  • Contact: Yanping REN
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This article tries to personify potassium ferrioxalate crystal as "I" to describe the formation process and the factors affecting the growth of potassium ferrioxalate crystal. After growing into beautiful green crystals, I dreamed I was participating in the jewelry beauty contest. A serious of wonderful conversations between emerald and I revealed the properties and applications of potassium ferrioxalate crystal. It inspires and guides students to understand the growth of crystals and their properties, and it also stimulates students' interest in studying chemistry.

Key words: Potassium ferrioxalate crystal, Crystal growth, Gemstone