aluminosilicate love



from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A silicate mineral in which aluminum replaces some of the silicon in the SiO4 component.

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  • noun inorganic chemistry Any of many silicate minerals, such as feldspar and zeolite, in which a proportion of the Si4+ ions are replaced by Al3+, the excess negative charge being balanced by extra sodium, potassium or calcium ions.


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