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Imidazole was studied by Antonio Torissi during the first year of his PhD. The structure is known, and first published in...... The theoretical search gave the lattice energy/density plot shown below.

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The energy gap between the second lowest energy hypothetical crystal structure and the global minimum is ...... The experimental work was not repeated.

This is an example of a case where predictions based on lattice energy minimisation calculations alone successfully reveal the known experimental structure. It may be concluded that no other polymorphs of imidazole will be formed.

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