Problem: At three different temperatures T1, T2, and T3, the molecules in a liquid crystal align in these ways:At T2, which type of liquid crystalline phase is depicted?

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There are 5 types of liquid crystals:

Liquid Phase → molecules are arranged randomly

Nematic liquid crystalline phase → long axes of molecules aligned, but ends are not aligned

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At three different temperatures T1, T2, and T3, the molecules in a liquid crystal align in these ways:

Time 1: Molecules are organized into three horizontal rows, with all molecules aligned vertically. Time 2: All molecules are oriented vertically, but there are no clear rows or other structure to their arrangement. Time 3: All molecules are randomly arranged, with no clear pattern.

At T2, which type of liquid crystalline phase is depicted?

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