Geology Notes jan 31

Geology Notes jan 31 - -Diamonds have covalent bonds that...

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Geology Notes 1/31/08 -Nutrients extracted for minerals are basis for life -Minerals: Naturally occurring, inorganic, solid, element or compound, definite chemical composition, regular internal structure (crystalline) -A rock consists of one or more type of mineral
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Unformatted text preview: -Diamonds have covalent bonds, that is why it is so strong-Stable mineral structures require consideration of charge and size-most common compound on earth is silicate ion (SiO4^4-)-most important structure: silica tetrahedron-...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course GEO 100 taught by Professor Demets during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin.

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