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ERSC 4P50 Lecture 6: Physical and Chemical Properties pt 2
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find more resources at oneclass.com Lecture 6 - Physical and Chemical Properties pt 2 Carbon dioxide often a minor accessory, also associated with N and He. Common in areas of extensiv...

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ERSC 4P50
Dr. Head
ERSC 4P50 Lecture 1: Introduction, definitions, history
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find more resources at oneclass.com Lecture 1: Introduction Definition Petroleum literally rockoil (Latin, petra rock; and oleum olive oil). From the Greek petros. Def. 1: A ...

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ERSC 4P50
Dr. Head
ERSC 4P50 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Edwin Drake, Benjamin Silliman, Fractional Distillation
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find more resources at oneclass.com Lecture 2: History of Ontario, USA, Canada Ontario Cable tool rig as used in North America during the early days. Power provided by one man and a spring...

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ERSC 4P50
Dr. Head
ERSC 2P21 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Crystal Growth, Pegmatite, Rhyolite
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find more resources at oneclass.com Lecture 19: Crystal Growth Crystallization involves two different processes: 1. Nucleation (formation of a seed) 2. Crystal growth (diffusion c...

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ERSC 2P21
Mariek Schmidt
ERSC 2P21 Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: Clastic Rock, Glaucophane, Zircon
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find more resources at oneclass.com Lecture 23 - Geologic sediments Sedimentary Environments clastic rocks Mineralization related to weathering - Since the build up of...

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ERSC 2P21
Mariek Schmidt
ERSC 2P21 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Silicate Minerals, Bond Energy, Polymerization
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Lecture 17 Silicate minerals Volume for common minerals in the Earths crust Recall the elemental composition of the Earths crust from a few lectures ago (reproduced below). How do those elements, principally Si and O sort...

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ERSC 2P21
Mariek Schmidt
ERSC 2P21 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Chemical Formula, Ion, Triclinic Crystal System
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Lecture 18 Silicate minerals (multiple) Phyllosilicates: infinitely extended sheets of silica tetrahedra Phyllon: leaf in Greek Phyllosilicates: infinitely extended sheets of silica tetrahedra Flakey habit, one prominent d...

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ERSC 2P21
Mariek Schmidt
ERSC 2P21 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Miller Index, Crystal System, Orthorhombic Crystal System
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Lecture 15 Crystallographic axes and Miller indices Crystallographic axes for the six crystal systems leads to Miller indices! Symmetry is what defines the crystal system. Axes are a consequence of crystal symmetry. (mathe...

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ERSC 2P21
Mariek Schmidt
ERSC 2P21 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Miller Index, Determinative
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Lecture 16 Miller indices pt 2 Miller indices relative intercepts Size doesnt matter (its all relative) Same two forms moved to various relative distances from center Miller Index Systematics These forms intersect 1 crysta...

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ERSC 2P21
Mariek Schmidt
ERSC 2P21 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Dihedron, Crystal System
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Lecture 14: Crystal forms A Crystal Form consists of a group of crystal faces all of which have the same relation to the elements of symmetry governing the crystal. All faces of one form can be generated from the original ...

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ERSC 2P21
Mariek Schmidt
ERSC 2P21 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Improper Rotation, Angle Of Rotation, Nicolas Steno
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Lecture 13: Crystal symmetry and systems Center of symmetry or inversion Center of symmetry (i) When a line can be passed from a point on its surface through the center and the same point is found on the line at an equal d...

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ERSC 2P21
Mariek Schmidt
ERSC 2P21 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Planetary Differentiation, Biotite, Forsterite
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Lecture 11: Composition of the earth The chemical make up of the Earth and its minerals Planetaryaccretion duringformation of the solar system, >4.55 Ga Chondrites: stony meteorites that formed early in the solar nebula Al...

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ERSC 2P21
Mariek Schmidt
ERSC 2P21 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Crystal System, Improper Rotation, Angle Of Rotation
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Lecture 12: External symmetry External morphology, or crystal FORM, is the outward expression of the internal arrangement of atoms. External morphology, or crystal FORM, can be described by a set of symmetry operations. Fi...

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Mariek Schmidt
ERSC 2P21 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Ionic Radius, Substitution Reaction, Pyroxene
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Lecture 10: Chemistry of the earth Solid solution A Solid solution is a mineral structure in which specific atomic sites are occupied in variable proportions by two or more different chemical elements. Olivine, (Mg, Fe)2Si...

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ERSC 2P21
Mariek Schmidt
ERSC 2P21 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Silver, Polyatomic Ion, Metallic Bonding
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Lecture 6: Mineral Classification Complex anions: Polyatomic ion made up of 2 or more atoms covalently bonded that can be considered a single structural unit Hydroxide (OH)- Carbonates (CO3)2- sulphates (SO4)2- Phosphates ...

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ERSC 2P21
Mariek Schmidt

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