L07_18_Sept_Petrology

These are not typically considered minerals

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Unformatted text preview: nerals. homogeneous: minerals consist of single, solid substances that cannot be physically subdivided into simpler compounds. Aspects of the definiAon of mineral naturally- occurring: there are many mineral- like substances synthesized by humans. These are not typically considered minerals. homogeneous: minerals consist of single, solid substances that cannot be physically subdivided into simpler compounds. solid: liquids and gases are not minerals. Ice is a mineral, but liquid water isn’t definite chemical formula: the chemical make- up of the substance can be defined by a definite chemical formula. Example: Quartz: SiO2 Aspects of the definiAon of mineral naturally- occurring: there are many mineral- like substances synthesized by humans. These are not typically considered minerals. homo...
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