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Matteuccite Mineral Data

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General Matteuccite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaHSO4•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 138.08 gm
   Sodium    16.65 %  Na   22.44 % Na2O
   Hydrogen   2.19 %  H    19.57 % H2O
   Sulfur    23.22 %  S    57.99 % SO3
   Oxygen    57.94 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaH(SO4)•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In stalactites formed in a volcanic crater.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1952
Help on Locality: Locality: Vesuvius, Campania, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Vittorio Matteucci (1862-1909), Director of the Vesuvius Laboratory, Vesuvius, Italy.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Matteuccite + Pronunciation Say MATTEUCCITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 28259
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Matteuccite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.0513:1:0.9991
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 8.213, b = 7.812, c = 7.805, Z = 4; beta = 120.04° V = 433.50 Den(Calc)= 2.12
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Domatic H-M Symbol (m) Space Group: Aa
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.557(1), 3.462(0.7), 3.422(0.55),

Physical Properties of Matteuccite

Help on Color: Color: Colorless.
Help on Density: Density: 2.117
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Matteuccite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.018 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.017 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2154,KPDmeas= 0.2157,KC= 0.2118
Ncalc = 1.45
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.43, b=1.46, g=1.48, bire=0.0500, 2V(Calc)=76, 2V(Meas)=86.

Calculated Properties of Matteuccite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.15 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Matteuccite =2.12 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0020231318
Boson Index = 0.9979768682
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEMatteuccite = 1.71 barns/electron
U=PEMatteuccite x rElectron Density= 3.68 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Matteuccite is Not Radioactive

Matteuccite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (29)Hydrated Acid and Sulfates
  (29.01)(Hydrated, Acid)
  (29.01.02)Dana Group Matteuccite NaHSO4•(H2O) Aa m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.CD.05 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.C - Sulfates (selenates, etc.) without Additional Anions, with H2O
  07.CD -With only large cations
07.CD.05 Matteuccite NaHSO4•(H2O) Aa m

Other Matteuccite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic5) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Matteuccite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
7 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
8 - MinDAT
9 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
10 - Online Mineral Museum
11 - QUT Mineral Atlas
12 - Ruff.Info

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Dana No: Strunz No: 07.CD.05