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As we move up through this diagram, the field of simple minerals again moves to the right. As we go up to cations in the radical with less focused postive charge (from N5+ to Si4+), that less intense positive charge in the radical allows more intense positive charge in the other cations between the radical groups. To say that formally . . .

       

 

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