1. What is an atom? An element?

a. What are atoms made up of?

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b. What distinguishes one element from another?

c. What is the atomic number?

2. Describe chemical bonding.

a. What are the two types bonding?

i. What is an ion? A cation? An anion?

ii. What mineral is an example of ionic bonding?

b. What is covalent bonding? What is important about covalent bonding?

i. What mineral is an example of covalent bonding?

3. For geology, what type of elements combine to form minerals?

a. What are the eight most common elements?

4. What is a mineral (need all 5 points)?




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