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A mineral is a
a) pure substances that cannot be separated or broken down into simpler substances by chemical means b) the tendency of some minerals to break along smooth, flat surfaces c) naturally formed, inorganic solid that has a definite crystalline structure d) a substance made of 2 or more elements that have joined/bonded
What is a naturally formed, inorganic solid that has a definite crystalline structure?
a) crystal b) mineral c) compound d) element
What is a pure substances that cannot be separated or broken down into simpler substances by chemical means?
a) Compound b) Density c) Crystal d) Element
What is the tendency of some minerals to break along smooth, flat surfaces?
a) Cleavage b) Fracture c) Hardness d) Streak
What is fracture?
a) tendency of some minerals to break unevenly along curved, jagged or irregular surfaces b) the tendency of some minerals to break along smooth, flat surfaces c) naturally formed, inorganic solid that has a definite crystalline structure d) the way a surface reflects lights
What is the way a surface reflects lights?
a) Fracture b) Luster c) Density d) Hardness
What is a measure of the mineral’s resistance to being scratched ?
a) Streak b) Fracture c) Hardness d) Compound
What is the color of the mineral in a powdered form; made by “writing” with the mineral?
a) Color b) Luster c) Streak plate d) Streak
The tendency of some minerals to break unevenly along curved, jagged or irregular surfaces?
a) Hardness b) Fracture c) Cleavage d) Element
What is used to find the minerals color; unglazed porcelain?
a) Streak plate b) streak c) Luster d) Hardness
What is a solid, geometric forms of minerals produced by a repeating pattern of atom or molecules?
a) Compound b) Crystal c) Element d) Mineral
What is a substance made of 2 or more elements that have joined/bonded?
a) Luster b) Crystal c) Element d) Compound
Density is?
a) a substance made of 2 or more elements that have joined/bonded b) the measure of how much matter is in a given amount of space c) used to find the minerals color; unglazed porcelain d) the color of the mineral in a powdered form; made by “writing” with the mineral
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