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What is precipitation?

Precipitation is the formation of a solid in a solution. This happens when a substance has too low of a solubility to remain dissolved in the solution. This process can occur for a variety of reasons, such as when a new product of a chemical reaction has low solubility or when a temperature change takes place. Precipitation begins when a small crystal begins to form, which is part of a process called nucleation.


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