UVM GEOL 110 - Midterm Exam (2 pages)

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Geol 110 - Earth Materials

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Earth Materials Midterm Exam Review Outline Spring 2006 Review session 8 30 pm Wednesday night room 219 lecture room bring specific questions problems ex Can you explain Pauling s rules is not a specific question How can I determine if a molecular subunit is anisodesmic mesodesmic or isodesmic All Materials may be found in either the notes or the material covered in the book and usually both The following is an outline of the material which you are expected to be responsible for on the mid term exam next week pertinent sections in text bracketed 1 General chemistry of Earth Materials Chapter 1 a Distribution of elements in the universe and on earth b Types of bonds an understanding in particular of ionic and covalent bonding in common minerals as well as other types of bonds 2 Pauling s Rules Chapter 13 a Should know first 2 inside and out radius ratio and electrostatic valency principle to determine coordination numbers bond strength b Know difference between isodesmic anisodesmic and mesodesmic subunits as well as describe how they are important in bonding and silica polymerization 3 Know the 7 ways in which silica tetrahedral polymerize forming the major divisions of silicate minerals Chapter 13 page 287 290 4 Mineral formulas Chapter 1 page 21 22 a Be able to read chemical formulas b use binary and ternary compositional diagrams c Be able to normalize a simple chemical formula 5 Know what a polymorph is be able to discuss why they form 6 Mineral Growth be able to discuss different ways minerals form and get bigger Chapter 2 7 Be able to discuss different kinds of defects dislocations imperfections like twinning zoning Chapter 2 8 Be able to discuss chemical fingerprints chemical makeup isotopes 9 Symmetry elements know the different operators and have some understanding that they combine to define point groups Chapter 9 10 Know the 6 major crystal systems very well Chapter 10 11 Know how crystal morphology form is related to a crystal s internal structure 12



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