Minerals are naturally formed materials that have a chemical composition and a crystalline structure. They also have an ordered atomic arrangement with a definite chemical formula. There are three different types of minerals which are: metallic, crystal, and organic. Quartz is one of the most abundant minerals on earth and is in fact the second most abundant mineral, after feldspar. Quartz can be classified based on its origin but there will always be some impurities within the atomic lattice which gives rise to a particular color displayed.
The presence of silicon and oxygen in silica makes it a good semiconductor which is the reason for its use in making solar cells, used in photovoltaic energy. Quartz is an important mineral of great variety in the earth’s crust. The word quartz was used during 1500 to refer to rock crystal. This was probably because of its transparency of appearance when it comes to pure quartz. Other minerals when they are pure have a similar appearance but when impurities are present, the appearance will change.
Since quartz is a hard mineral, it is used in a wide variety of industries. For example, glass and window panes are made from it. Quartz is also used in the manufacture of electronic devices, such as thermometers, watches and computer clocks. Since quartz can be made from silica sand which is abundant on earth and easy to mine, it makes it an affordable mineral for industries. Quartz is one of the hardest naturally occurring minerals and hence can not be corroded easily. The crystalline structure of Quartz makes it very difficult to penetrate and so it can resist acid attacks. Chemically, Quartz is silicon dioxide (SiO2). It is chemically stable and does not react with other substances and chemicals. Its low water solubility makes it almost completely resistant to corroding, making it an ideal product for swimming pools and spas.
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