Physical Geography 101
Atoms, Bonding and Minerals Study Guide

After the "Atoms, Bonding and Minerals" lecture and readings you should be able to answer and discuss the following questions.

What is an atom?

What is an ion?

What is an isotope?

What are the three kinds of subatomic particles in an atom?

What is the Atomic Number and Atomic Symbol?

Explain the difference between the Atomic Mass and the Atomic Mass Number?

Describe the four types of atomic bonds?

What is the definition of a mineral?

In the definition of a mineral, define each of its component. For example, what does "naturally occurring" mean?