Silicon Dioxide & Calcium Carbonate

By Christa Ward

Otherwise known as Sand...

There is no specific chemical formula of sand because it is made up of multiple minerals. However, sand mostly consists of SiO2 (Silicon dioxide) and some CaCO3 (Calcium Carbonate).

Sand is...

if it's not on the beach...

Sand has a lot of uses and has recently became very popular for relaxation, especially with the new product of Kinetic sand. Other uses include helping with construction and even glass making.

Other Facts...

  • Sand has helped geologists discover patterns in the ocean's cycle
  • Molecularity speaking, water is actually much drier than sand
  • Because sand has so much diversity, there is a possibility you could be walking on small diamonds