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aluminum silicate

Aluminium silicate

Aluminium silicate (or aluminum silicate) has the chemical formula Al2SiO5. It has a density of 2.8 to 2.9 g/cm³, a vitreous lustre, a refractive index of 1.56, a Mohs hardness of 1-2, and an orthorhombic crystallography.

Minerals composed of aluminium silicate include

These all have the same chemical composition but are polymorphic, having different crystalline structures. Aluminium Silicate is fireproof.

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