Carnivores' Teeth: Inorganic Materials in Action
Keywords:Apatite, Carbonate apatite, Carnivores, Chemical education, Enamel, Teeth
AbstractThe replacement of hydroxy or phosphate ions in the naturally occurring inorganic material hydroxyapatite by carbonate ions leads to the properties of dental enamel and dentine that allow carnivores to cope with the stresses and forces involved in devouring their prey.
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C. E. Housecroft, Chimia 2018, 72, 650, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2018.650.
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