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Which of the following is a characteristic of framework silicate minerals?

Option: 1

They have a layered structure.

Option: 2

They have a three-dimensional framework structure.

Option: 3

They are typically dark in color.


Option: 4

They are only found in sedimentary rocks.

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Framework silicate minerals have a three-dimensional framework structure, meaning that each silicon atom is bonded to four oxygen atoms, which are in turn bonded to other silicon atoms.

Incorrect options

a) Layered structures are a characteristic of sheet silicate minerals.

c) Color can vary widely among different types of silicate minerals and is not a defining characteristic of framework silicates.

d) Framework silicates are commonly found in igneous and metamorphic rocks, as well as some sedimentary rocks


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