Flashcards in Chapter 13 vocab Deck (12)
a substance that cannot be separated or broken down into simpler substances by chemical means
a substance made up of atoms of two or more different elements joined by chemical bonds.
a solid whose atoms, ions, or molecules are arranged in a definite pattern.
a mineral that contains a combination of silicon, oxygen, and one or more metals.
non silicate mineral
a mineral that does not contain compounds of silicon and oxygen.
the way in which a mineral reflects light
the color of the powder of a mineral
the splitting of a mineral along smooth, flat surfaces.
the manner in which a mineral breaks along either curved or irregular surfaces
a measure of the ability of a mineral to resist scratching
the ratio of the mass of a substance to the volume of the substance.