Earth Science Chapter 9

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  1. What is a mineral?
    A mineral is a naturally occurring, inorganic, crystalline solid that has a definite chemical composition.
  2. What are ores?
    Ores are rocks that contain certain valuable minerals.
  3. What is electroplating?
    Electroplating is a process in which electric current passing through a water solution carries metal atoms from a source of the metal and coats (that is, plates) it onto another piece of metal.
  4. Why is mineral matter?
    It is matter because, like all substances on earth, it takes up volume and space.
  5. What is a mixture?
    It is a compound of two or more solid, liquid, or gas substances.
  6. What are mineralogists?
    They are scientists that study the different types of minerals.
  7. What is a specimen?
    It is an object that is being preformed a experiment on.
  8. What is sphalerite?
    It is an important source for zinc, sphalerite usually appears yellow, brown, or gray to gray-black.
  9. What does conchoidal mean?
    It means appearing like a clam, having a muscular shell.
  10. What is specific gravity?
    The specific gravity of a substance is simply the number value of its density.
  11. What is a flame test?
    A flame test is to put any type of mineral in a flame, and see what color it turns, the color helps identify what kind of mineral it is easier.
  12. What is an acid test?
    An acid test is putting a mineral in acid and seeing what color the mineral will turn, it will also change in size and shape, and will also dissolve depending on how long the object is in the water.
  13. What is special about Calcite?
    It shows a double refraction on any object you put it on.
  14. What is a native mineral?
    It is the process in which, a mineral fills the crack of a rock, and is a pure substance.
  15. What can copper conduct?
    Copper can conduct electricity.
  16. What is platinum used for?
    Cars, Railroads, Rich People, and Buildings.
  17. What is a protective use for gold?
    Gold protects astronauts in their space suits, it has a protective cover over the visor of the helmet.
  18. What does the term "diamond in the rough" mean?
    It means diamonds that are usually stuck to rocks, called roughs.
  19. What are the different properties of elements?
    Native elements, Oxides, Sulfides, Sulfates, Sulfides, Carbonates, and Halides.
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Earth Science Chapter 9
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