ALUMINOSILICATE

Etymology

Noun

aluminosilicate (plural aluminosilicates)

(inorganic chemistry) Any of many silicate minerals, such as feldspar and zeolite, in which a proportion of the Si4+ ions are replaced by Al3+, the excess negative charge being balanced by extra sodium, potassium or calcium ions.

Hypernyms

• silicate

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Some 16th-century Italian clergymen tried to ban coffee because they believed it to be “satanic.” However, Pope Clement VII loved coffee so much that he lifted the ban and had coffee baptized in 1600.

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