Thursday, 1 June 2017

A density

7. Calculate the density of each of your mineral sample. How could you use the densities to identify the minerals?
Ans: Yes because if density is the same, it will be the same type of mineral.

key concept would density or color be more useful in identifying a particular mineral? Explain your answer.
Ans: Color is useful because a color is easily observed, but not always a reliable characteristic for the identification of minerals. 
         Density is useful because Each mineral has a characteristic density (density does not vary with the size of the mineral).