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Because Each mineral has its own characteristic density

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Why is color not a good property to use to identify mineral?

because the color of a mineral can be the same as some other minerals but all minerals have a different property between them


Why is color not a good mineral property to use to identify minerals?

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Why isn't luster a good property to identify minerals?

Luster is not a good property for identifying minerals because many minerals look similar. Your best way of knowing which mineral is which is by measuring their hardness.


Is color a good way to identify a mineral?

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Is density a good way to identify a substance?

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Why is density a good way to identify materials?

It's hard


Is hardness the best way to identify a mineral?

Hardness alone is not a good way to identify a mineral, other properties such as streak color, cleavage, opacity, ect also need to be taken into consideration. There is no "quick way" to properly identify a mineral.


Which propety is generally the least useful when identifying minerals?

The color of a mineral is the least useful when identifying minerals. A mineral can exist in various colors. This is because presence of certain chemicals will change the color of the mineral. Weathering can also change the color of the mineral. Therefore color is not a good property to identify minerals.


Why is density considered a useful property for in density matter?

Density is good or bad depending upon the applications.


Why isn't color a good property to identify minerals?

Color can vary.


Why is color alone not a good way to identify minerals?

Mineral samples can often come in several different colors depending on any impurities in it. For example, quartz, a very common mineral, comes in just about every shade you can imagine.


Compare general properties of matter from specific properties of matter?

A 'specific' property is a property that depends on or is calculated based on another measurable property. You give an example of density; density is considered 'specific' because it can be calculated from volume and mass. Some other good examples are: - specific gravity - the density of a material relative to the density of water (volume and mass of the object, known density of water) WHILE There are four different properties of matter. They are weight, volume, mass, and density. The most important one is mass. Mass is the amount of matter in an object and it never changes unless matter is taken out of the object.olume is another general property of matter. Density is very important because it enables you to compare different objects.weight is the force on the object due to gravity.

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