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Exercises in the Geochemical Kinetics of Mineral-Water Reactions part of Cutting Edge:Mineralogy:Activities
This module consists of a laboratory exercise and related homework problems on geochemical kinetics of mineral-solution reactions for undergraduate mineralogy. Students measure the grain sizes of equant halite crystals, and the time for complete dissolution of each grain. From these data, students retrieve a rate law, from several possible. Additional homework problems allow various chemical and physical transport processes in mineral-fluid systems to be evaluated.
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Miller Indices and Symmetry Content: A Demonstration Using SHAPE, a Computer Program for Drawing Crystals part of Cutting Edge:Mineralogy:Activities
The purpose of this exercise is to use SHAPE: A COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR DRAWING CRYSTALS to help you visualize the relationship between the morphology of crystals, Miller indices, axial ratios, crystal faces, open and closed forms to the symmetry content of the crystal.