Chemicals in the Lithosphere

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  • The Earth's Lithosphere is made up of a mixture of minerals.
  • The lithosphere is the Earth's rigid outer layer - the crust and part of the mantle below it.
  • It's made up of a mixture of minerals, often containing silicon, oxygen and aluminium.
  • Most of the silicon and oxygen in the Earth's crust exits as the compound silicon dioxide.
  • Different types of rock contain different minerals and different elements. For example, limestone contains a lot of calcium, whereas sandstone contains a lot of silicon.
  • Silicon dixide forms a giant covalant structure.
  •  Giant covalent structures, lie silicon dioxide, contain no charged ions.
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