. The silicate anion in the mineral kinoite is a chain of three


The silicate anion in the mineral kinoite is a chain of three SiO4 tetrahedra that share corners with adjacent tetrahedra. The mineral also contains Ca2+ ions, Cu2+ ions, water molecules in a 1:1:1 ratio mineral is represented as:

(A): CaCuSi3O10H2O

(B): CaCuSi3O102H2O

(C): Ca2Cu2Si3O102H2O

(D):none of these

Best Answer

The Correct Answer is C

Explanation:  The silicate anion in the mineral kinoite is a chain of three SiO4 tetrahedra that share corners with adjacent tetrahedra. The mineral also contains Ca2+ ions, Cu2+ ions, water molecules in a 1:1:1 ratio mineral is represented as Ca2Cu2Si3O102H2O. 

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