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Agate and Diamond Physical Properties

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1 Physical Properties
1.1 Tenacity
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1.2 Solubility
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Soluble
1.3 Durability
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Not Available
1.4 Specific Gravity
2.60-2.64
3.50-3.53
1.5 Fracture
Conchoidal, UnevenWalter Schumann, Gemstones of the world (2001)
Conchoidal, Conchoidal, Gemstones of the world (2001) More from other references, Conchoidal, Brittle
1.6 Cleavage
Indiscernible
111 (perfect in four directions)
1.7 Mohs Hardness
6.5-7
10
1.8 Chemical Composition
SiO2
C

Agate and Diamond Chemical Formula

While comparing Agate and Diamond physical properties, the important data you should know is its chemical composition. Since chemical formula defines the molecular structure of the crystal, most of the physical properties like color, tenacity, solubility are governed by Agate and Diamond chemical formula.

  • Chemical formula of Agate- SiO2
  • Chemical formula of Diamond- C

Agate and Diamond Specific Gravity

Another important criteria for qualitative analysis of gemstones is Agate and Diamond Specific gravity. Specific gravity is the relative density of a gemstone compared with respect to density of water. Gemologists use Agate and Diamond Optical Properties during the identification of gemstone. Specific gravity of Agate is 3.50-3.53 whereas that of Diamond is 3.50-3.53.