Comparing Silicate & Non-silicate Minerals


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Silicates all share which of the following atoms in common?

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1. How many oxygen atoms make up the silicon-oxygen tetrahedron?

2. Which of the following is NOT a type of non-silicate mineral?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are distinct differences between non-silicate and silicate minerals, and you can use the quiz and worksheet to gauge your knowledge of these minerals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this assessment to see how much you know about:

  • The number of oxygen atoms that make up the silicon-oxygen tetrahedron
  • Atoms that all silicates have in common
  • What can form a halide
  • Examples of a carbonate
  • Types of non-silicate minerals

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main topics, such as silicate and non-silicate minerals
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about different examples of a carbonate
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on silicate vs. non-silicate minerals

Additional Learning

You have the opportunity to address more topics quickly if you use the lesson called Comparing Silicate & Non-silicate Minerals. Other topics you can explore include:

  • What a silicate is
  • Characteristics of non-silicate minerals
  • The number of minerals that exist