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Alexandrite and Apatite Physical Properties

1 Physical Properties
1.1 Tenacity
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1.2 Solubility
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1.3 Durability
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1.4 Specific Gravity
3.69-3.81
3.16-3.23
1.5 Fracture
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Conchoidal, Uneven, Conchoidal, Brittle, ConchoidalArthur Thomas, Gemstones (2009), Conchoidal to uneven
1.6 Cleavage
1,1 ; 3,2.
[0001] indistinct, [1010] indistinct
1.7 Mohs Hardness
8.5
5
1.8 Chemical Composition
BeAl 2 O 4
Ca 5(PO 4) 3(F,OH,Cl)Walter Schumann , Gemstones of the world (2001) More from other references

Alexandrite and Apatite Chemical Formula

While comparing Alexandrite and Apatite 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 Alexandrite and Apatite chemical formula.

  • Chemical formula of Alexandrite- BeAl 2 O 4
  • Chemical formula of Apatite- Ca 5(PO 4) 3(F,OH,Cl)Walter Schumann , Gemstones of the world (2001) More from other references

Alexandrite and Apatite Specific Gravity

Another important criteria for qualitative analysis of gemstones is Alexandrite and Apatite Specific gravity. Specific gravity is the relative density of a gemstone compared with respect to density of water. Gemologists use Alexandrite and Apatite Optical Properties during the identification of gemstone. Specific gravity of Alexandrite is 3.16-3.23 whereas that of Apatite is 3.16-3.23.