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This work illustrates the significance of kinetic parameters of nucleation and thermal decomposition for Pyridine-2-carboxylic acid crystals. In the interest of maximizing the growth condition for the production of single crystals, nucleation parameters such as interfacial energy (σ), volume free energy (ΔGv), critical energy barrier for nucleation (ΔG *), radius of the critical nucleus (r*) and nucleation rate (J) were determined from the classical nucleation theory of solubility-enthalpy relation. The optimized geometry of the compound was computed from the DFT-B3LYP gradient calculations employing 6-31G(d,p) basis set and its vibrational frequencies were evaluated. Based on the vibrational analysis, the thermodynamic parameters were obtained and the correlative equations between these thermodynamic properties and variation in temperatures were also reported.