Tag: Chain Silicates

Silicates and its Classification

Silicates: Silicates form an important class of minerals that constitute rocks and soil. Example- micas, clays, feldspars, asbestos etc. According to X-ray crystallographic studies, all silicates have SiO44- units formed through SP3 hybridization and thus have tetrahedral structure as shown below- The electronic structure of SiO44- ion is written as- This structure shows that the octet …