Q. Define the following terms.(i) Mineral (ii) Ore (iii) Gangue| Unit3 Chemistry NCERT solution-Grade-10

Q. Define the following terms:-

(i) Mineral (ii) Ore (iii) Gangue

 

Answer:-

(i) Mineral: Most of the elements occur in nature as in combined state as minerals. The
chemical composition of minerals is fixed.
(ii) Ore: Minerals from which metals can be extracted profitably are known as ores.
(iii) Gangue: The impurities (sand, silt, soil, gravel, etc.) present in the ore are called gangue.