Sugar is not a mineral because it comes from a plant source. In order to be considered a mineral, a substance must be naturally occurring, solid and inorganic. More »

Glass is not a mineral because it does not have a definite chemical composition, which means it does not always have the same chemical composition that can be expressed by a chemical formula. It also does not have a crys... More »

Coal is not a mineral because it is organic, and minerals are inorganic. Minerals have a repeating crystalline structure and a homogeneous chemical profile. Coal has neither. It forms over millions of years from the comp... More »

Natural fibers are those that come from a plant, animal or mineral source. Cotton and linen are examples of plant fibers, while silk and wool come from animal sources. Asbestos is a natural mineral fiber. More »

Sugar is a simple covalent bond and it is a monosaccharide, which is the simplest form of a carbohydrate. It is one of the most common covalent bonds on Earth. More »

Sugar dissolves in water faster than salt due to its different chemical properties. Both substances are similarly sized hard crystals, but their molecular and bonding structures are different, and they react differently ... More »

Sugar is the name of a group of organic compounds such as glucose, fructose and sucrose. Each of these compounds can be expressed by its own unique chemical formula, almost always as CnHnOn, where "n" is often a number b... More »