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law of constancy of interfacial angles


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Nicolaus Steno (1638—1686) Danish anatomist and geologist

 

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In all crystals of the same substance, the angles between corresponding faces have the same value when measured at the same temperature. This concept was first proposed by Steno in 1669 and was formulated as a law by Romé de l'Isle in 1772.

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