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Author Wenk, Hans-Rudolf

Title Minerals
Edition 2nd ed
Published West Nyack : Cambridge University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (678 pages)
Contents Cover; Half-title ; Title page ; Copyright information ; Table of contents ; Preface ; Figure credits ; Praise for the first edition ; Part I Minerals as chemical compounds ; Chapter 1 Subject and history of mineralogy ; 1.1 What is mineralogy? ; 1.2 History
1.3 Major directions of investigation 1.4 Some preliminary advice ; 1.5 Definition of crystal and mineral ; 1.6 Summary ; Test your knowledge ; Further reading ; Chapter 2 Elements, bonding, simple structures, and ionic radii ; 2.1 Chemical elements ; 2.2 Bonding
Chapter 3 Isomorphism, solid solutions, and polymorphism 3.1 Isomorphism and solid solutions ; 3.2 Polymorphism and phase transitions ; Reconstructive transitions ; Order-disorder transitions ; Displacive transitions ; 3.3 Summary ; Test your knowledge ; Further reading
Chapter 4 Chemical formulas of minerals 4.1 Ideal formulas ; 4.2 Empirical formulas ; 4.3 Calculation of chemical formulas from weight percentage of oxides ; 4.4 Simplified formulas ; 4.5 How to use ternary diagrams ; 4.6 Summary
Metallic bonding Ionic bonding ; Covalent bonding ; Van der Waals bonding ; 2.3 Ionic radii ; 2.4 Radius ratio and coordination polyhedra ; 2.5 Some general rules concerning ionic structures ; 2.6 Summary ; Test your knowledge ; Further reading
Notes Chapter 5 Chemical classification and names of minerals
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Form Electronic book
Author Bulakh, Andrey
ISBN 1316226883
9781316226889