Thermodynamics in Geochemistry: The Equilibrium Model

Hardcover | June 17, 1993

byGreg M. Anderson, David A. Crerar

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This textbook and reference outlines the fundamental principles of thermodynamics, emphasizing applications in geochemistry. The work is distinguished by its comprehensive, balanced coverage and its rigorous presentation. The authors bring years of teaching experience to the work, and haveattempted to particularly address those areas where other texts on the subject have provided inadequate coverage. A thorough review of the necessary mathematics is presented early on, both as a refresher for those with a background in university calculus, and for the benefit of those coming to thesubject for the first time. The text is written for students in advanced undergraduate or graduate-level geochemistry as well as for all researchers in this field.

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This textbook and reference outlines the fundamental principles of thermodynamics, emphasizing applications in geochemistry. The work is distinguished by its comprehensive, balanced coverage and its rigorous presentation. The authors bring years of teaching experience to the work, and haveattempted to particularly address those areas...

Greg M. Anderson is at University of Toronto. David A. Crerar is at Princeton University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:608 pages, 9.57 × 6.57 × 1.69 inPublished:June 17, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019506464X

ISBN - 13:9780195064643

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Mathematical Background3. Introduction to Thermodynamic Terms4. The First Law of Thermodynamics5. The Second Law of Thermodynamics6. Statistical Interpretation of Entropy7. Thermodynamic Properties of Simple Systems -- Measurement, Calculation, and Presentation8. Applications to Simple Systems9. Partial and Apparent Molar Properties10. Ideal Solution11. Fugacity and Activity12. Standard States13. The Equilibrium Constant14. Heterogeneous and Open Systems15. Solid Solutions16. Gaseous Solutions17. Aqueous Electrolyte Solutions18. Redox Systems19. Speciation Calculations

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"Deserves to find its way into the hands of almost anyone who uses thermodynamics in the field of geochemistry or petrology....Has been designed to be fairly comprehensive for the student new to thermodynamics....Probably the main strength of this book...is the bias given towards aqueouselectrolyte thermodynamics, a topic which has seen significant advances in recent years and tends to be rather daunting for the newcomer to break into....I would give this book a strong recommendation....It does make a very good and clear introduction to the more geochemical aspects of the subjectin a very readable way. I think it deserves to be a great success." --Geology Magazine