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Tridymite Silicate Structure

Beta tridymite is a silicate formed at 5000C in volcanoes & shares a structural similarity to ice.

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Minit Tridymite (silicate) Model Kit


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Silicates are very common on Earth but the tridymite structure is unusual in that it requires a 5000C temperature to create it. NASA scientists were surprised to find it on Mars as is explained in this article.

67304CAtom, Minit, O, 180 degree, red111
67328CAtom, Minit, Metal, tetrahedral, grey70
67180-15Minit bonds 15mm, clear vinyl222

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