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Moissanite-5H (Moissanit-5H)

Collectors Summary

Color grünschwarz
Lustre Metallglanz
Crystal System hexagonal,

Chemism

Chemical formula

SiC

Chemical composition

Silicium, Kohlenstoff

Unit weight: 40.09631 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 2

Info

Empirical formula:

SiC

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Carbon

C

29.95

1

50.00

12.0107800

12.0107800

Silicon

Si

70.05

1

50.00

28.0855300

28.0855300

Strunz 9th edition incl. updates

1.DA.05

1: Elemente (Metalle, intermetallische Legierungen, Metalloide u. Nichtmetalle, Carbide, Silicide, Nitride u. Phosphide)
D: Nichtmetallische Kohlenstoffverbindungen (Carbide) und Stickstoffverbindungen (Nitride)
A: Nichtmetallcarbide
05:Moissanit-Gruppe

Classification by Hölzel

1.DA.201

1: ELEMENTS
D: Non Metals
A: Carbon-Silicon-Group

Mineral status

Polytype

Variety / polytype of

Moissanite

Optical Properties

Color

grünschwarz

Lustre

Metallglanz

2V angle

Uniaxial (+)

Crystallography

Crystal System

hexagonal

Cell parameters a (Å)

3.059

Cell parameters b (Å)

-

Cell parameters c (Å)

12.584

Cell parameters a/b or c/a

4.114

Cell parameters c/b

-

Cell parameters α

90°

Cell parameters β

90°

Cell parameters γ

120°

Z

5

Volume (ų)

101.978

Physical Properties

Density (g/cm³)

3.263 (berechnet)

3.264 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Preface

Name from

Gevorkyan, Gurkina, Kaminskyiy (1974)

References

Acta Crystallographica B25 (1969), 477 [crystal structure]

American Mineralogist 61 (1976), 1054 [Recent/Best,Abstract]

Powder Diffraction File (International Center for Diffraction Data) 42-1360 [Powder Pattern]

Other languages

German

Moissanit-5H

English

Moissanite-5H

Russian

Муассанит-5H

IDs

GUSID (Global unique identifier short form) rjBSYD4ILkOrQ0zmNwpRKA
GUID (Global unique identifier) 605230AE-083E-432E-AB43-4CE6370A5128
Database ID 7565