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General Sinoite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Si2N2O
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 100.18 gm
   Silicon   56.07 %  Si
   Nitrogen  27.96 %  N
   Oxygen    15.97 %  O
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Si2N2O
Help on Environment: Environment: Metamorphism of existing EL6 chondrites or possibly by impact melting of EL4 chondrites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1964
Help on Locality: Locality: Jajh deh Kot Lalu meteorite, Sind Province, Pakistan Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named in 1964 for the composition (SiNO).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sinoite Say SINOITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 66539
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Sinoite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.6189:1:0.5467
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.473, b = 8.843, c = 4.835, Z = 4; V = 234.00 Den(Calc)= 2.84
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Pyramidal H-M Symbol (mm2) Space Group: C mc21
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.36(1), 4.43(1), 4.66(0.8),

Physical Properties of Sinoite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, Light gray.
Help on Density: Density: 2.8 - 2.85, Average = 2.82
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Sinoite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.74, b=1.855, g=1.855, bire=0.1150

Calculated Properties of Sinoite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.83 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Sinoite =2.84 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.3
Boson Index = 0.7
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESinoite = 2.02 barns/electron
U=PESinoite x rElectron Density= 5.73 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Sinoite is Not Radioactive

Sinoite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (01)Native Elements
  (01.03)with semi-metallic and non-metallic elements
  (01.03.09)Dana Group Sinoite Si2N2O C mc21 mm2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.DB.10 01 - ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
  01.D - Nonmetallic Carbides and Nitrides
  01.DB -Nonmetallic nitrides
01.DB.10 Sinoite Si2N2O C mc21 mm2

Other Sinoite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) 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 Sinoite :
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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