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Question 1: For example, ________ and marcasite are both iron sulfide, but their arrangement of atoms differs.

Question 2: The carbonate class also includes the ________ and borate minerals.

Question 3: The ________ composition may vary between end members of a mineral system.
ChemistryCarbonChemical substanceOxygen

Question 4: Halides, like sulfates, are commonly found in evaporite settings such as salt lakes and landlocked seas such as the ________ and Great Salt Lake.
Arctic OceanCaspian SeaDead SeaMediterranean Sea

Question 5: The carbonate minerals consist of those minerals containing the anion (CO3)2- and include ________ and aragonite (both calcium carbonate), dolomite (magnesium/calcium carbonate) and siderite (iron carbonate).

Question 6: The ________ passes into kaolinite, muscovite and quartz, and any mafic minerals such as pyroxenes, amphiboles or biotite have been present they are often altered to chlorite, epidote, rutile and other substances.

Question 7: They are here categorized by ________ group.
Half cellIonElectrolyteLithium-ion battery

Question 8: the ________, Utah) and also in karst regions, where the dissolution and reprecipitation of carbonates leads to the formation of caves, stalactites and stalagmites.
Great Salt LakePyramid Lake (Nevada)Salton SeaDead Sea

Question 9: Other properties: fluorescence (response to ultraviolet light), magnetism, radioactivity, tenacity (response to mechanical induced changes of shape or form), piezoelectricity and reactivity to dilute ________.
AcidAcid dissociation constantOxygenAcid–base reaction

Question 10: Calcite is most common in limestones, as these consist essentially of ________; quartz is common in sandstones and in certain igneous rocks which contain a high percentage of silica.
Calcium hydroxideCalcium carbonateCalcium silicateCalcium oxide

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