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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

Azurite, a blue, crystalline mineral, is composed of copper, carbon, and oxygen.

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(a) What are the symbols of the three elements that combine to make the mineral azurite?

(b) Based on the photo, describe some of the physical properties of the elements and the mineral. Are any the same? Are any properties different?

(a)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The symbol of the three elements that combines to give mineral azurite has to be given.

Explanation

The symbol of the element Carbon is C, the symbol of Copper 

(b)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The physical properties of the elements and mineral has to be described.

Concept introduction:

Chemical property: The term refers to chemical reactions that a substance might undergo.

Physical property: A property of the substance in which the substance retains in form or state without altering in composition.  It is temporary and easily reversible.

Chemical property: A Property in which the substance loses its identity and produces one or more new substances by change in its composition.  It is permanent and not easily reversible.

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