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Definition of the noun Strengite

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  1. [mineralogy] An orthorhombic-dipyramidal mineral containing hydrogen, iron, oxygen, and phosphorus.


Strengite is a relatively rare iron phosphate mineral with the formula: FePO₄ · 2H₂O. The mineral is named after the German mineralogist Johann August Streng. Lavender, pink or purple in hue, it is similar to variscite and is partially soluble, particularly in conditions where there is a low pH and low oxidation-reduction potential.

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Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences (1881)

by Henry Watts

STRENGITE. This mineral occurs in an isolated ironstone and psilomelane- block in the silicious slate of the great brown iron-ore deposit of Diinsberg, near Giessen, in globular, reniform, and radio-fibrous aggregations, having a drusy surface ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Names of Minerals Including Their History and Etymology (1896)

by Albert Huntington Chester


Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Chemoetymology (2006)

The Whys and Whences of Chemical Nomenclature and Terminology by Alexander Senning

strengite FePO4⋅ 2H2O, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microbiology (2009)

In addition to acid production, microbially mediated redox reactions contribute to phosphorus solubilization through the reduction of iron oxyhydroxides and associated ferric phosphate (strengite). In this process, dissimilatory iron reduction of ...

Google previewDictionary of Inorganic Compounds (1992)

by Jane E. Macintyre

Strengite Essentially the dihydrate. Orthorhombic. Found in Germany, Portugal; widespread in Africa, U.S.A. and S. America. Colourless to peach-blossom red, or even violet, stout prisms. Mineral-form Metastrengite ...

Google previewDictionary of Gems and Gemology (2013)

by Mohsen Manutchehr-Danai

variscite; an isomorphous mineral with strengite and dimorphous with metavariscite. It occurs with brown veins and eyes of wardite. When mixed with reddish or brownish quartz from Nevada it is called ...

Google previewThe New standard encyclopedia (1907)

by William A. Colledge, Nathan Haskell Dole, George Jotham Hagar

Strengite (after Prof. A. Streng, of Giessen), an orthorhombic mineral occurring in small spherical groups of radiating fibers, rarely in ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1889)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature by Thomas Spencer Baynes


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Video shows what strengite means. An orthorhombic-dipyramidal mineral containing hydrogen, iron, oxygen, and phosphorus.. Strengite Meaning. How to ...

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