Geol 101 Earth's Building Blocks

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Geol 101 Earth’s Building Blocks 18/09/2007 12:39:00 Review What kind of boundary is the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary? o A temperature/pressure boundary If a continental plate collides with another continental plate, what would you  expect to see? o Slow rising and deforming mountains Which of the following can be used to identify convergent boundaries  involving at least on oceanic plate? o Deep trenches  New Oceanic Crust is crated at ______________? o Divergent boundaries by upwelling magma The atomic number of an element indicates the number of __________? o Protons  Earth’s Building Blocks Atoms bond Minerals (pressure temperature ) rocks explore info Basics Atom  o The smallest particle that retains the properties of a chemical element Element o Matter composed of only one kind of atom 92 naturally occurring fundamental units of matter
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measure by geochemists Mineral (single element or compound) o Naturally formed o Inorganic o Solid o Crystalline structures Glass is a mineraloid  Rock o Naturally formed, coherent mass of minerals, may include organic  debris Atoms: Elementary structure o Nucleus (+): dense protons (+) and neutrons (None) o Electrons – negative charges (-) balance nucleus, move in orbitals 
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course GEOL 101 taught by Professor Olinsky during the Fall '08 term at Texas A&M.

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