Tin Oxide Sphalerite type cubic

SnO2 (Sphalerite)

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Chemical name
Tin Oxide Sphalerite type cubic
Mineral name
Cassiterite
Chemical formula
SnO2 (Sphalerite)
Melting point [°C]
1800-1900
Crystal system
tetragonal
Space Group
P42/mnm
Unit cell
a [Å]:4.73
b [Å]:4.73
c [Å]:3.18
Molecular weight [g/mol]
150.69
Formula units
Z=2
Frequent crystal surfaces
(001), (100), (110), (111)
Twinning
natural defects
Mohs hardness
7
Density [g/cm3]
6.9
Color
dark yellow brownish
Refractive Index
nω = 1.990–2.010 nε = 2.093–2.100