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Unformatted text preview: b. Cleavage c. Color d. Specific gravity? 7. The octet rule states that all of the shells in an atom can hold a maximum of eight electrons. a. True b. False 8. A mineral is defined by being an inorganic solid, naturally occurring, having a definite chemical composition, and an ordered internal molecular structure. a. True b. False 9. Which type of bonding is not a bonding that holds elements together in minerals? a. Covalent b. Van de Waals c. Ionic d. Metallic 10. Which mineral is number 1 on the Mohs hardness scale? a. Corundum b. Calcite c. Talc d. Fluorite...
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