# (a) Assume for the solidification of iron (Problem 10.4) that

# (a) Assume for the solidification of iron (Problem 10.4) that

(a) Assume for the solidification of iron (Problem 10.4) that nucleation is homogeneous, and the number of stable nuclei is 106 nuclei per cubic meter. Calculate the critical radius and the number of stable nuclei that exist at the following degrees of supercooling: 200 K and 300 K.

(b) What is significant about the magnitudes of these critical radii and the numbers of stable nuclei?