The building block of silicate materials are what shape?


Under the pressure temperature conditions of the crust and mantle silicon and oxygen will usually combine to form the complex ion Si04, which geometrycally is a tetrahedron with silica in the center and oxygen at the Four corners(a tetrahedron is a geometric shape having four triangular-shaped sides
the answer is tetrahedron
Maybe rectangular prisim or cylinder.
The building block of silicate materials are in a tetrahedral shape.

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