. Distinguish between: (a) A mineral and an ore


Distinguish between:

(a) A mineral and an ore

(b) An ore and a metallic compound

 

 

Best Answer

a) Minerals are naturally occurring compounds of metals which are generally present with other matter such as soil, sand, limestone and rocks. Ores are those minerals from which the metals are extracted commercially at low cost and comfortably. All ores are minerals, but all minerals are not necessarily ores.

(b) Ores are those minerals from which the metals are extracted commercially at low cost and with minimum effort. A metallic compound is a compound that contains one or

more metal elements. Examples: AgNO3 - Silver nitrate is

metallic compound.

 

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