What is a mineral?
Answer to relevant QuestionsWhy are ions important geologically?If an object’s average velocity is nonzero over some time interval, does this mean that its instantaneous velocity is never zero during the interval? Explain your answer.Can the equations of kinematics (Eqs. 2.9–2.13) be used in a situation where the acceleration varies in time? Can they be used when the acceleration is zero?Why are the inert gases—neon, krypton, radon, xenon, and argon—inert, thereby seldom participating in chemical reactions to make compounds?What are the two main factors that determine which ions of the many types present in a watery solution or in a magma will be bonded together to form minerals?
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