Geology | Introductuction to Mineralogy
G221 | 17066 | D. Bish

Introduction to Mineralogy (3 cr) N& M  Por C: college-level course in
chemistry.  The assembly of minerals from atoms in nature.  Atomic
bonding, structures, and symmetry.  Control of physical properties by
symmetry.  Interaction of light with crystals.  Crystal fields and
forces driving the growth of crystals from melts and aqueous
solutions.  The chemistry of silicates and other minerals.  Three
lectures, one two-hour lab.