November 1, 2011 <ul><li>Write these questions in your notebook.  Answer for Homework. </li></ul><ul><li>What is an elemen...
Minerals Chapter 2.1, pages 43-48
Minerals have 4 characteristics Solid Definite Chemical makeup Crystal  structure Forms in Nature Minerals
Formed in Nature <ul><li>Formed by natural processes </li></ul><ul><li>Do not  involve living (organic) things </li></ul>
Solid <ul><li>Minerals are always a solid </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have a definite volume (takes up space) </li></ul></ul><ul...
Definite Chemical Makeup <ul><li>Consist of a specific combination of atoms of certain elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Atom...
Definite Chemical Makeup
Crystal Structure <ul><li>A solid in which all the atoms are arranged in orderly, repeating 3-D patterns </li></ul><ul><ul...
 
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Minerals

  1. 1. November 1, 2011 <ul><li>Write these questions in your notebook. Answer for Homework. </li></ul><ul><li>What is an element? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the relationship between atoms and elements? </li></ul><ul><li>Is a mineral a rock? Explain your answer </li></ul>
  2. 2. Minerals Chapter 2.1, pages 43-48
  3. 3. Minerals have 4 characteristics Solid Definite Chemical makeup Crystal structure Forms in Nature Minerals
  4. 4. Formed in Nature <ul><li>Formed by natural processes </li></ul><ul><li>Do not involve living (organic) things </li></ul>
  5. 5. Solid <ul><li>Minerals are always a solid </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have a definite volume (takes up space) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rigid shape </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liquids and gases are NOT minerals </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Definite Chemical Makeup <ul><li>Consist of a specific combination of atoms of certain elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Atom= the defining structure of an element, which cannot be broken by any chemical means. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Element= substance that contains only one type of atom </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Definite Chemical Makeup
  8. 8. Crystal Structure <ul><li>A solid in which all the atoms are arranged in orderly, repeating 3-D patterns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Perfect crystals in nature are very rare </li></ul></ul>

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