schairerite

noun

schai·​rer·​ite
ˈshīrəˌrīt
plural -s
: a mineral Na3(SO4)(F,Cl) consisting of a rare sodium sulphate with fluorine and chlorine and occurring in colorless rhombohedral crystals

Word History

Etymology

John F. Schairer, born 1904 American physical chemist + English -ite

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“Schairerite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schairerite. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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