SCIENCE- CHAPTER 7 VOCAB

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  1. FRACTURE
    irregular or broken surface that is not along the cleavage
  2. FLEXIBLE
    can be bent, but cannot be bent back to its original shape
  3. ELASTIC
    can be bent and can return to its original shape
  4. METALLIC
    mineral that shines like polished metal
  5. TRANSPARENT
    almost (mostly) all light passes through
  6. LUSTER
    the way a mineral reflects light
  7. STREAK
    color of minerals powder when rubbed onto black or white porcelain tile (streak plate)
  8. FLUORESCENCE
    the ability that some minerals have to glow under ultra-violet light
  9. SILICATE
    mineral that contains a combination of silicon, oxygen, and one or more metals
  10. CRYSTAL
    a solid whose ions, atoms, or molecules are arranged in a definite pattern
  11. BRITTLE
    can be broken into small, irregular pieces
  12. EVEN
    smooth surface
  13. COCHOIDAL
    curved glass-like surface
  14. OPAQUE
    no light can pass through
  15. VITREOUS
    shines like a piece of glass
  16. DULL
    little or no shine
  17. SILKY
    shines like a piece of silk
  18. MINERAL
    a naturally formed, inorganic solid that has a definite crystalline structure
  19. NON-SILICATE
    a mineral that does not contain compounds of silicon or oxygen
  20. TRANSLUCENT
    some light passes through
  21. DIAPHANEITY
    how a mineral allows light to pass through
  22. TENACITY
    resistance to breakage

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