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silica in solution (in connection with the formation of opals)?

German translation: Silizium-Dioxidloesung

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English term or phrase:silica in solution
German translation:Silizium-Dioxidloesung
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20:20 Aug 9, 2001
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Science - Geology
English term or phrase: silica in solution (in connection with the formation of opals)?
In precious opal, these spheres are arranged in a 3 dimensional grid. The spaces between these spheres contain silica in solution. This causes diffraction of white light.
Silke Gebauer
Silizium-Dioxidlösung
Explanation:
Maybe this will help. I found a website (listed below) that says this: Silizium-Dioxid gehört in die Gruppe der Kieselgesteine...Dabei handelt es sich um ... sedimentare Bildungen aus Opal. So it seems that opal is a rock based on silica.
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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 07:04
Grading comment
In their own literature, this opal exhibitor refers to the substance as "Kieselerde". Thanks very much for checking this out!
Silke
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na +1Silizium-Dioxidlösung
Kim Metzger
naCorrection
Kim Metzger
na -1Kieselsäure
Johanna Timm, PhD


  

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31 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Silizium-Dioxidlösung


Explanation:
Maybe this will help. I found a website (listed below) that says this: Silizium-Dioxid gehört in die Gruppe der Kieselgesteine...Dabei handelt es sich um ... sedimentare Bildungen aus Opal. So it seems that opal is a rock based on silica.


    Reference: http://www,chito.com/informationen/wbarbeitsplatten.html
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 07:04
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
In their own literature, this opal exhibitor refers to the substance as "Kieselerde". Thanks very much for checking this out!
Silke

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Yves Georges: Yes I think it's a SiO2 solid solution, and should be translated with SiO2-Lösung
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33 mins
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Explanation:
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    Reference: http://www.chito.com/informationen/wbarbeitsplatten.html
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 07:04
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
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Kieselsäure


Explanation:
*Silica in solution* is silicic acid, and silicic acid is Kieselsäure

Silica in solution ('Silicic
acid'). 4. Solution of Calcite ... . silica in solution. 8. Hydrolysis of feldspar ...
www.stmarys.ca/academic/science/geology/sediments/formulas....


    Wenske, dictionary of Chemistry
Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 05:04
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Yves Georges: I do not think that solution means here water solution, it's rather a solid solution
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