Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 12 - Problems: 12.110

Answer

See explanation below.

Work Step by Step

1) Isotropic” is independent of direction, while “anisotropic” materials are highly dependent on it. 2) Anisotropic minerals can be penetrated by light due to their inconsistent properties in all directions. The opposite is true for isotropic minerals; light cannot penetrate the mineral because the mineral’s properties block the light in any direction. 3) Chemical bonding is another point of difference. Anisotropic minerals have different and inconsistent chemical bonding. Isotropic minerals, on the other hand, exhibit consistent and uniform chemical bonding within the mineral.
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