Minerals 2.2 <br />
Mineral <br />A naturally occurring, inorganic crystalline material with a unique chemical composition.<br />
Silicate<br />Any one of numerous minerals that have the oxygen and silicon tetrahedron as their basic structure.<br />
Silicon-Oxygen tetrahedron <br />A structure composed of four oxygen atoms surrounding a silicon atom, which constitutes t...
Key Concept<br />What are five characteristics of a mineral?<br />A mineral is a naturally occurring, inorganic solid with...
Key Concept<br />What processes result in the formation of minerals?<br />There are four major processes by which minerals...
Key Concepts<br />How can minerals be classified?<br />Common minerals, together with the thousands of others that form on...
Key Concept<br />What are some of the major groups of minerals?<br />Silicates, Carbonates, Oxides, Sulfates and Sulfides,...
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Earth Science 2 2

  1. 1. Minerals 2.2 <br />
  2. 2. Mineral <br />A naturally occurring, inorganic crystalline material with a unique chemical composition.<br />
  3. 3. Silicate<br />Any one of numerous minerals that have the oxygen and silicon tetrahedron as their basic structure.<br />
  4. 4. Silicon-Oxygen tetrahedron <br />A structure composed of four oxygen atoms surrounding a silicon atom, which constitutes the building block of silicate minerals. <br />
  5. 5. Key Concept<br />What are five characteristics of a mineral?<br />A mineral is a naturally occurring, inorganic solid with an orderly crystalline structure and a definite chemical composition.<br />
  6. 6. Key Concept<br />What processes result in the formation of minerals?<br />There are four major processes by which minerals form: crystallization from magma, precipitation, changes in pressure and temperature, and formation from hydrothermal solutions. <br />
  7. 7. Key Concepts<br />How can minerals be classified?<br />Common minerals, together with the thousands of others that form on Earth, can be classified into groups based on their composition. <br />
  8. 8. Key Concept<br />What are some of the major groups of minerals?<br />Silicates, Carbonates, Oxides, Sulfates and Sulfides, Halides and Native Elements.<br />

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