03. atoms to minerals_09 - 10) Know the six most abundant...

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OBJECTIVES FOR MATTER AND MINERALS 1) What does the word "ATOM" mean, and is it appropriate for what we call atoms? 2) Know the names of the three subatomic particles and know their electric charges and if they exist in the nucleus or outer shell of the atoms. 3) Which are heavier, the particles that make up the atom's nucleus or its outer shell? 4) Do fission and fusion involve the nucleus of the atom or its outer shell? 5) Do chemical reactions involve the nucleus of the atom or its outer shell? 6) If an atom has one electron in its outer shell, and that shell can hold eight electrons, what might that atom do to be "more comfortable"? 7) If an atom has six electrons in its outer shell, and that shell can hold eight electrons, what might that atom do to be "more comfortable"? 8) Know the definition of an ion and an isotope. 9) What are the two most abundant elements in the Universe?
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Unformatted text preview: 10) Know the six most abundant elements in the Earth's crust, in order of abundance (by weight percent). 11) What are the two most abundant elements in the Earth's core? 12) What is the name of the hypothesis that explains the origin of the Solar System and who first proposed it? 13) How old do scientists believe the Earth and Solar System to be? 14) What are the three main types of chemical bonding? 15) Know the definitions of elements, compounds, and molecules. 16) Know the definition of a mineral. 17) Be able to explain why ice or glass is or is not a mineral. 18) Know the main physical properties used to identify minerals and their characteristics. 19) What are the seven mineral groups and which one is most common on the Earth's surface?...
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2009 for the course SYGN 10501201 taught by Professor Seger during the Spring '09 term at Colorado Technical University.

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