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Department
Environmental Science
Course
EESA06H3
Professor
Nick Eyles
Semester
Winter

Description
EESA06 Chapter 57 910Chapter 5 What are minerals Compositionally and physically distinctive substancesDevelops in a particular way under natural conditions such as heat pressure oxygen available atomsacid content determine how minerals are formed4500 kinds of minerals in the world only a couple hundred that are commona couple dozen that for the majority of all rocksDistinguished by properties color luster hardness chemical composition and the transmission of light under a microscopeCrystals are perfectly formed minerals Consist of faces edgescornersA geode pocket of volcanic rocksforms crystals with faces that reflect lightThere are 230 diff kinds of symmetrical arrangements in natureMinerals are said to be crystalline because of this universal propertyA crystalline substance is one in which the atoms r arranged in a 3 dimensionalregularyly repeating orderly patternMinerals can be defined as a familyWhat are atomselementsAtoms smallest electrically neutral assemblies of energymatterThey contain electrons that carry a negative chargemove i
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