What is the chemical formula for quartz?
Express your answer as a chemical formula.
Matter is made up atoms, but in a real chemistry lab, we measure substances in grams. Therefore you need to be able to convert from grams to numbers of atoms, and vice versa.
Quartz, which contains one silicon atom and two oxygen atoms per formula unit, is the second-most-common mineral on Earth after feldspar. It is used as a gemstone, as well as in pressure gauges, oscillators, resonators, wave stabilizers, heat-ray lamps, and prismastic lenses, and in the manufacture of glass, paints, abrasives, and precision instruments such as watches.
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