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Ionic Bonding
electrical attraction between two ions of opposite charge
Covalent Bonding
two atoms share electrons
a naturally occurring, crystalline, inorganic material with a specific range of chemical composition and an regular internal order of atoms
Igneous Rocks
Igneous rocks form when a molten magma (melted rock) cools and crystallizes.
Chemical Sedimentary Rocks
Chemical sedimentary rocks form by precipitation of minerals from an aqueous solution or by some other chemical or biochemical reaction.
Clastic sedimentary rocks
Clastic sedimentary rocks form when existing rocks are weathered into small fragments called sediment, eroded and transported to another site, and deposited, compacted and lithified.
Metamorphic Rocks
Metamorphic rocks are the result of the application of heat, pressure and directed stress, or some combination of these effects applied to pre-existing rock of any type. The process by which metamorphic rocks are produced is called metamorphism.
Luster is the manner in which a mineral reflects light. Waxy, glassy (vitreous), pearly, non metallic, metallic, earthy, etc
Cleavage is the ability of a mineral to break when stuck, along preferred planes