Asked Jan 5, 2020

 How are the silica tetrahedrons linked for CaSiO3 ? Which class of silicates does this compound belong to? 


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The given compound CaSiO3 is example of pyroxene. The main formula unit in it is SiO32-. The ionic bond present in between the silicate chains.

Step 2

The pyroxene consists of chains of silicate tetrahedrons. Pyroxenes are also known as inosilicates.

The silicate...

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