Which of the following is an accurate description of ionic bonding?
Atoms of different elements, having gained or lost electrons, form negative and positive ions that are bonded together by attractive forces between ions with opposite charges.
Which of the following is correct for isotopes of the same element?
The atoms have different numbers of neutrons and the same number of protons.
Which carbonate mineral reacts readily with cool, dilute hydrochloric acid to produce visible bubbles of carbon dioxide gas?
A cubic centimeter of quartz, olivine, and gold weigh 2.5, 3.0, and 19.8 grams respectively. This indicates that ________.
gold has a higher density and specific gravity than quartz and olivine.
The strong tendency of certain minerals to break along smooth, parallel planes is known as ________.
How do the electrons behave in a mineral with metallic bonding?
They can move relatively easily from atom to atom inside the mineral.