Geology Assignment on Minerals

Jun 30th, 2015
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A mineral like research has shown is a naturally occurring substance that is solid and inorganic and is often representable by a chemical formula, usually a biogenic, and has an ordered atomic structure. It is different from a rock, which can be an aggregate of minerals or non-minerals and does not have a specific chemical composition.

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Gologyphysics, geology and biology with each other.[3][4] Chemistry is a branch of physical science but distinct from physics.[5]The etymology of the word chemistry has been much disputed.[6] The genesis of chemistry can be traced to certain practices, known as alchemy, which had been practiced for several millennia in various parts of the world, particularly the Middle East.[7]The word chemistry comes from the word alchemy, an earlier set of practices that encompassed elements of chemistry, metallurgy, philosophy, astrology, astronomy, mysticism and medicine; it is commonly thought of as the quest to turn lead or another common starting material into gold.[8] Alchemy, which was practiced around 330, is the study of the composition of waters, movement, growth, embodying, disembodying, drawing the spirits from bodies and bonding the spirits within bodies (Zosimos).[9] An alchemist was called a 'chemist' in popular speech, and later the suffix "-ry" was added to this to describe the art of the chemist as "chemistry".The word alchemy in turn is derived from the Persian word k?m?a (?????) which is already altered into its Arabic, al-k?m?? (????????), form. In origin, the term is borrowed from the Greek ????? or ??????.[10][11] This may have Egyptian origins. Many believe that al-k?m?? is derived from ?????, which is in turn derived from the word Chemi or Kimi, which is the ancient name of Egypt in Egyptian.[10] Alternately, al-k?m?? may be derived from ??????, meaning "cas

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