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  • Diagram showing the smectite mineral structure.
    Rights: The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato Published 9 April 2010 Size: 92 KB Referencing Hub media

    Smectite is made up of bonded sheets of silicate and aluminate groups. The arrangement is known as TOT. Water molecules and cations invade the space between the TOT layers.

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