Wednesday, June 7, 2017

A density

Calculate the density of each of your mineral samples. How could you use the densities the minerals?
Ans : Yes, because if density is the same, it will be the same type of mineral. 

Key Concept Would density or colour be more useful in identifying a particular mineral? Explain your answer?
Ans:  Colour because it is easily observed, but not always a reliable characteristic for the identification of minerals.
Density us useful  because each mineral has a characteristic density (density does not vary with the size of the mineral).