1.2   What makes a glass different from a solid such as quartz? Under what conditions could quartz be converted into glass?

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The arrangement of constituent particles makes glass different from quartz. In glass short-range order of particles exists whereas in quartz long range of particles is seen. Glass is an amorphous solid while quartz is a crystalline form of silica.

Quartz can be converted into glass by heating it strongly till it comes to a molten state and then cooling it rapidly so that it does not get time to crystallize.