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Crystal structure of halite

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Crystal structure of halite
Halite (NaCl) has one of the simplest crystal structures

STEM Standard addressed: PS1A - Structure and Properties of Matter

Appropriate Grade Level(s)
  • 9-12
  • College-level
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  • Classroom Lectures
  • Distance Education Classes
  • Website Information
General Course Areas
  • Introduction to Soil Science
  • Soil Chemistry/Mineralogy
  • Soil Fertility

Category: Environment & Landscape

Plate 1-1 in Schulze (2002).

Crystal structures created using ATOMS by Shape Software. Annotation was added using Adobe Illustrator.

Schulze, D. G. 2002. An introduction to soil clay mineralogy. In J. B. Dixon and D. G. Schulze (eds.). p. 1-35. In: Soil Mineralogy with Environmental Applications. Soil Science Society of America, Madison, WI.

Peer Review: Yes

Credit this item to: Graphic by D. G. Schulze. Copyright: Soil Science Society of America.
Media Date: 2001-01-28
Provided By: Dr. Darrell G. Schulze


  • * Darrell G. Schulze
    Purdue University

Submitted By: Dr. Darrell G. Schulze


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