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Meaning of wurtzita

Danilo Enrique Noreña Benítez


It is the name of a mineral. It is one of the crystalline forms of a zinc sulfide (ZnS). Its name is dedicated to Charles Adolphe Wurtz a French chemist. There are deposits in the Czech Republic and Bolivia.



Wurtzite: A crystalline forms of sulphide of zinc, with impurities of cadmium and iron, which crystallizes in the hexagonal system.





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