This diagram makes the same point about mineralogy without the clutter of all the other symbols. It's from the 2005 paper in American Mineralogist that I mentioned earlier.

        Having dwelt on the intermediate to soft cations for a while, let's look at them in comparison the hard ones a little . . .


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