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Mineralogy

  1. homogenious solid
  2. naturally occurring
  3. by inorganic processes only
  4. crystalline -- ordered atomic arrangement
  5. definite, but not fixed, composition

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Chalcophile

  • prefers to bond with sulfur
  • covalent bonds
  • enriched in the core
  • depleted in the crust

3

Atmophile

  • enriched in the atmosphere
  • depleted in the earth
  • uses van der waals forces to bond atoms

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Siderophile

  • enriched in the core
  • depeted in the crust
  • metallic bonding

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Lithophile

  • abundant in the crust and the mantle
  • ionic bonding