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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any of a group of soft, clay-like silicate minerals having many industrial and technical uses

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hydrous silicate of aluminium occurring in soft clay-like masses of a rose-red color, originally from Montmorillon in France.


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  • However, it is better and cheaper to try to find another native clay that can do the same job. bentonite: This is the commercial name for an extremely plastic clay also known as montmorillonite clay.

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  • They serve here as illustrations of chemical changes taking place in the fired clay. montmorillonite: There are several other types of clay minerals, but we shall only discuss montmorillonite, which is often present in native clay along with kaolinite.

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  • Bentonite, which is derived from volcanic ash, contains an ingredient called montmorillonite, a molecule of which is l/500th the size of a water molecule and carries a negative charge that is 200 times greater than its positive charge.

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  • Swelling, sticky clays such as montmorillonite expand when wet, and shrink and crack during drying.

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  • French Green Clay consists mostly of montmorillonite and is highly efficient at drawing oils and toxins from the skin.

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  • There are multiple potential pathways to enantiopure molecules, and one of these is as simple as having the newly formed ribose come in contact with a mineral surface like montmorillonite.

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  • And in particular montmorillonite clay also catalyzes RNA polymerization.

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  • And then the main act is a dark, low-luster mineral in large concentrations—montmorillonite.

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  • And then the main act is a dark, low-luster mineral in large concentrations — montmorillonite.

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  • The ground surface contains efflorescent salts such as alum, a hydrated potassium sulfate, tschermigite, a hydrated ammonium sulfate, gypsum and clays such as illite and montmorillonite.



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