Applied Mineralogical Thermodynamics

Selected Topics

Authors: Chatterjee, Niranjan

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Thermodynamic treatment of mineral equilibria, a topic central to mineralogical thermodynamics, can be traced back to the tum of the century, when J. H. Van't Hoff and his associates pioneered in applying thermodynamics to the mineral assemblages observed in the Stassfurt salt deposit. Although other renowned researchers joined forces to develop the subject - H. E. Boeke even tried to popularize it by giving an overview of the early developments in his "Grundlagen der physikalisch-chemischen Petrographie", Berlin, 1915 - it remained, on the whole, an esoteric subject for the majority of the contemporary geological community. Seen that way, mineralogical thermodynamics came of age during the last four decades, and evolved very rapidly into a mainstream discipline of geochemistry. It has contributed enormously to our understanding of the phase equilibria of mineral systems, and has helped put mineralogy and petrology on a firm quantitative basis. In the wake of these developments, academic curricula now require the students of geology to take a course in basic thermodynamics, traditionally offered by the departments of chemistry. Building on that foundation, a supplementary course is generally offered to familiarize the students with diverse mineralogical applications of thermo­ dynamics. This book draws from the author's experience in giving such a course, and has been tailored to cater to those who have had a previous exposure to the basic concepts of chemical thermodynamics.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Summary of Basic Thermodynamic Concepts: A Refresher

    Chatterjee, Niranjan D.

    Pages 1-31

  • Measurement, Evaluation, and Tabulation of Thermodynamic Properties

    Chatterjee, Niranjan D.

    Pages 33-54

  • Equations of State for Fluids and Fluid Mixtures

    Chatterjee, Niranjan D.

    Pages 55-83

  • Phase Relations among End-Member Solids

    Chatterjee, Niranjan D.

    Pages 85-105

  • Phase Relations Among End-Member Solids and a Pure Fluid

    Chatterjee, Niranjan D.

    Pages 107-140

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applied Mineralogical Thermodynamics
Book Subtitle
Selected Topics
Authors
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-02716-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-02716-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-53215-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 321
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations
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