By N. D. Chatterjee
Thermodynamic therapy of mineral equilibria, an issue relevant to mineralogical thermodynamics, could be traced again to the tum of the century, whilst J. H. Van't Hoff and his affiliates pioneered in making use of thermodynamics to the mineral assemblages saw within the Stassfurt salt deposit. even supposing different popular researchers joined forces to increase the topic - H. E. Boeke even attempted to popularize it through giving an outline of the early advancements in his "Grundlagen der physikalisch-chemischen Petrographie", Berlin, 1915 - it remained, normally, an esoteric topic for almost all of the modern geological group. noticeable that means, mineralogical thermodynamics got here of age over the past 4 many years, and developed very quickly right into a mainstream self-discipline of geochemistry. It has contributed tremendously to our figuring out of the part equilibria of mineral platforms, and has helped positioned mineralogy and petrology on an organization quantitative foundation. within the wake of those advancements, educational curricula now require the scholars of geology to take a path in simple thermodynamics, often provided through the departments of chemistry. construction on that origin, a supplementary path is usually provided to familiarize the scholars with different mineralogical functions of thermo dynamics. This publication attracts from the author's adventure in giving this type of direction, and has been adapted to cater to those that have had a prior publicity to the fundamental ideas of chemical thermodynamics.
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P] 1-11 o -00 Fig. 3 A schematic plot of the functional dependence between flj and InXj at constant T and P (adapted from Froese 1981). The heavy curve depicts the behavior of a nonideal solution. + RTlnaj(R). 66a) Solving for aj(H), ai(H) = ai(R) . 66) As emphasized earlier, in the subsequent chapters, we shall extensively use the Raoultian activity. The corresponding aj-Xj and 'Yj-Xj relations are delineated in Fig. 4. As Xj~l and 'Yj~l, so does aj. There is usually a short range of Xj in which 'Yj=l (cf.
L. ) -6 T2 > li Fig. 75) may be carefully noted. e. 5. Furthermore, (aS idm/aX2)~-oo when X2~ 1, whereas (aS idm/aX2)~+oo for X2~0 (Fig. 6). Contrary to Gidm, Sidm is, however, independent of T. Note that the treatment of Gidm and Sidm given here, though sufficient in the context of molecular solutions, will require an extension to deal with the thermodynamic properties of crystalline solution; this will be achieved in Chap. 8. 3) Hid = Gid + TSid. 77) 24 Summary of Basic Thermodynamic Concepts: A Refresher where H\ (= Il*i + TS*i) indicates molar enthalpy of pure i at T and P.
18) z, denoting the number of electrons involved in cell transfer, and F, the Faraday constant (96487 J Volt- I mol-I). To give an example, Holmes et al. 19) in the range 923 to 1411 K. 20) with T in K, and dGo T in J moP. 19) is identical to GO fT , ofNiO (bunsenite), we have at 1200 K, Gf,1200,bunsenite = -132066 J moP. 4 Evaluation and Tabulation of Thennodynamic Data 43 This compares excellently with the calorimetrically obtained value of -132122 J mol- 1 (Robie et aL 1979) for GO f,1200 of bunsenite.
Applied Mineralogical Thermodynamics: Selected Topics by N. D. Chatterjee