Matter and minerals
Review questions .
What is the difference between mineral and mineraloid
What is the difference between rock and mineral
Explain the difference between atom, element and compound.
Describe proton, neutron, electron, nucleus. Their characteristics, their
What defines the atomic number, how are the electrons arranged in
Explain the octet rule, what are the valence electrons? How do ions form?
Distinguish between atomic number and mass number
Define, and give examples of stable and unstable isotopes
Name and describe to your friend or someone sitting next to you the
different type of chemical bonds.
11. Briefly describe to your neighbor at midnight what are the physical properties of minerals?
List the most abundant elements of the earth crust
Know the Silicate structures
List the common silicate minerals
Be able to describe them, especially clays
Know the different non-silicate minerals, and their usage.