the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element
the ratio of the mass of a substance to the volume of the substance
A substance that cannot be broken down into simpler substances
as found in nature in the elemental form
a substance made up of atoms of two or more different elements joined by chemical bonds
a solid whose atoms, ion, or molecules are arranged in a definite pattern
a measure of the amount of matter in an object
being or relating to or derived from or having properties characteristic of living organisms
a measure of the ability of a mineral to resist scratching
the color of the powder of a mineral
the manner in which a mineral breaks along either curved or irregular surfaces
the way in which a mineral reflects light
the appearance of objects described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness
the splitting of a mineral along smooth, flat surfaces
a mineral that contains a combination of silicon, oxygen, and one or more metals
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