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Compared to other minerals, a mineral that is ranked higher on the Moh’s scale will be: a. harder b. more dense c. shinier d. more reactive

Rodney Fox

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Caroline Campbell on July 9, 2018

The answer is: one. more difficult.Friedrich Mohs devised a scale that tested mineral hardness, which means that the resistance of a mineral to be scratched. This scale (1 to 10) is known as the Mohs scale of the Hardness of the Test.For examples:fingernail (hardness = 2.5). copper penny (hardness = 3) glass plate or steel knife (hardness = 5.5) steel file (hardness = 6.5). According to this scale of hardness of minerals is between 5.5 and 6.5.

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