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General Refikite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: C19H31COOH
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 304.47 gm
   Hydrogen  10.59 %  H
   Carbon    78.90 %  C
   Oxygen    10.51 %  O
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: C20H32O2
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in lignite as crystals in the roots of a fossil spruce.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1852
Help on Locality: Locality: Montorio, near Feramo, Abruzze Mountains, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Refik Bey (-1865), Turkish journalist, for his interest in the sciences.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Refikite Say REFIKITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: delta13 dihydor d pimaric acid

Refikite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.4666:1:0.357
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.43, b = 22.35, c = 7.98, Z = 4; V = 1,860.22 Den(Calc)= 1.09
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Disphenoidal H-M Symbol (2 2 2) Space Group: P 212121
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 5.5(1), 6.09(0.9), 5.2(0.7),

Physical Properties of Refikite

Help on Color: Color: White.
Help on Density: Density: 1.09
Help on Habit: Habit: Acicular - Occurs as needle-like crystals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Scaly - Morphology like fish scales.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 1 - Talc
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Calculated Properties of Refikite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=1.20 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Refikite =1.09 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0087450072
Boson Index = 0.9912549928
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PERefikite = 0.16 barns/electron
U=PERefikite x rElectron Density= 0.19 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Refikite is Not Radioactive

Refikite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (50)Salts of Organic Acids
  (50.04)with miscellaneous formulae
  (50.04.01)Dana Group Refikite C19H31COOH P 212121 2 2 2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 10.CA.05 10 - ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
  10.C - Miscellaneous Organic Minerals
  10.CA -Miscellaneous Organic Materials
10.CA.05 Refikite C19H31COOH P 212121 2 2 2

Other Refikite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Refikite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info

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