Assignment 25644

Color is not a good physical property to identify minerals. For example, feldspars can be a variety of colors. Explain why this is so. What can the color tell you about the mineral?
What is Walther’s Law? Why is it important?
Distinguish between a stable isotope and an unstable isotope.
How do oxygen isotopes in the skeletons of marine organisms provide a record of past ocean temperatures?
What are sedimentary structures? How can they be used to interpret geologic history?
What are “oozes”? Why are carbonate oozes not found in deep marine deposits?
Distinguish between the various types of metamorphism.
Why is it important to identify unconformities when correlating different stratigraphic columns?
Compare prokaryotes to eukaryotes.
What is evolutionary convergence? Give an example.
Explain how the concept of punctuated equilibrium accounts for the origin of new species. Compare this with phyletic gradualism
I need each question to be answered in complete sentences. Thanks!