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rocks and astronomy
solar system contains...
a single star and planets
rock displaying obvious foliation likely formed in which of the following environments?
deep in the crust at a convergent zone between continents
According to the rock cycle an igneous rock can become a
either a sedimentary or metamorphic rock
Chemical sedimentary rocks are classified by
their composition only
Detrital sedimentary rocks are classified by
their texture only
Melted rock that cools very slowly would form which igneous texture
Melted rock that cools quickly but still forms crystals would form which igneous texture
compaction and cementation
increase temperature and pressure
An igneous rock rich in potassium feldspar and quartz (light silicates) would be of _____ composition
An igneous rock rich in calcium-rich plagioclase feldspar, and pyroxene with small amounts of olivine would be of________composition
An igneous rock with roughly half dark silicates and half light silicates would be of _______ composition
Burial, compaction, and cementation are processes of....
2 atoms that share electrons in the outermost shell form a_______ bond
Which of the following is not a silicate mineral?
which of the following is a common non-silicate rock-forming mineral?
Which of the following is the largest?
the distance between earth to the sun
which arrangement is in order of increasing size, left to right?
planet, star, solar system, galaxy
pluto is considered a dwarf planet for all but which reason?
it lies too far from the sun to be a planet
(igneous rock) Phaneritic
slow cooling process
(igneous rock) Aphanitic
no visible crystals
(igneous rock) Porphrytic
2 crystal size, large and small
-2 stage cooling, not fast and not slow
5 Criteria to be considered a mineral
-orderly crystalline structure
-well-defined chemical composition
if an element has 33 electrons and atomis mass of 35...
element has 2 neutrons and 33 protons