Ice is water frozen into a solid state. Depending on the presence of impurities
such as particles ... As a naturally occurring crystalline inorganic solid with an
ordered structure, ice is considere...
The best way to determine if water or ice are minerals is to compare their
properties to the definition of the word mineral.
Yes -- water ice is certainly a mineral, and glaciers are among the most abundant
rock forms on the surface of the planet. From Wikipedia, "Mineral":
A mineral substance is defined as a naturally occurring, homogeneous solid,
inorganically ... Thus ice in a snow bank is a mineral, but ice in an ice cube from a
about the characteristics of ice as a mineral, com- pared to other minerals,
particularly in terms of hardness. IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM. Exploring Ice ...
Nov 26, 2010 ... Is window glass a mineral? Why or why not? ... No. It is a rock and rocks are
made up of minerals. ... Is ice a Mineral? Why or why not?
Aug 14, 2004 ... Ice is ubiquitous and -- on a human time scale -- essentially ... The mineral nature
of ice is explained below: it qualifies as a "rock of the month" ...
Let's go through the definition of a mineral to see why a snowflake can be ...
Homogeneous: Snowflakes made of ice water are the same through and through.
Ice. Comments: Classic snowflake (stellar dendrite ice crystal) formed from vapor-
rich air between -10 to -22 deg C. Low Temperature Scanning Electron ...
THE MINERAL ICE. Chemical Formula: H2O, Hydrogen Oxide; Class: Oxides
and Hydroxides; Uses: source of water. Specimens: Due to the difficulty of ...