All minerals in the sulfate and
sulfide groups contain what
What are the building blocks of
The building block or structure of
the silicate minerals is called the __
a. silicon-oxygen tetrahedron
b. Aluminum-oxygen tetrahedron
c. Silicon-oxygen triangle
d. Silicon-aluminum triangle
The central region of an atom is
called the ___.
A mineral that contains carbon,
oxygen, and a metallic like element
(like magnesium) would be
classified as a(n):
Atoms containing the same number
of protons & different number of
neutrons are __.
The process of mineral formation
from magma is called __
Isotopes of the same element differ
in the number of __.
What is a naturally occurring,
inorganic solid with an orderly
crystalline structure and a definite
a. A mineral
b. An element
c. An isotope
d. A compound
The main types of chemical bonds
a. ionic, covalent, and metallic
b. Ionic, compound, and metallic
c. Isotopic, covalent, and metallic
d. Ionic, covalent, and nonmetallic
Which of the following is NOT a
characteristics of minerals?
a. Orderly crystalline structure
b. Formed by inorganic processes
c. Definite chemical composition
The tendency of minerals to break
along smooth flat surfaces is called
d. Crystal form
Which of the following properties is
generally the least useful in identify
Mohs scale is used to determine
what property of minerals?
The appearance or quality of light
reflected from the surface of a
mineral is called ___.
The color of the powdered form of
a mineral is called __.
The resistance of a mineral to
being scratched is called __.
A(n) ______ is an electrically
neutral subatomic particle found
in the nucleus of an atom
Silicon and oxygen combine to
form the framework of the most
common mineral group, the
The ratio of a mineral’s mass to
its volume is its ______.
A naturally occurring, inorganic
solid with an orderly crystalline
structure and definite chemical
composition is a(n) _____.
The tendency of a mineral to
break along planes of weak
bonding is called ____.