Introduction To Geochemistry / Edition 3

Introduction To Geochemistry / Edition 3

by Konrad Bates Krauskopf, Dennis K. Bird, Dennis K. Bird
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070358206

ISBN-13: 9780070358201

Pub. Date: 09/01/1994

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Intended as an introduction to geochemistry - an increasingly important part of earth science, this book emphasizes the application of geochemistry to geologic problems - presenting carefully selected examples from actual field and laboratory studies. The book's goal is to make readers come to understand geochemistry as an exciting area of research, and to provide a…  See more details below

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Intended as an introduction to geochemistry - an increasingly important part of earth science, this book emphasizes the application of geochemistry to geologic problems - presenting carefully selected examples from actual field and laboratory studies. The book's goal is to make readers come to understand geochemistry as an exciting area of research, and to provide a feeling for the usefulness of geochemistry as a background for many kinds of earth science inquiry. Throughout the book, attention is continually directed to the relations between theoretical formulas and results of controlled laboratory experiments, as well as to geologic field observations. The book begins with an introduction to chemical equilibrium, concentrating on the carbonate and silicate equilibria that are important in geologic environments. Next comes a brief look at the chemistry of crystalline solids and reactions at mineral surfaces. The manifold uses of isotopes in geochemistry are given extended treatment, and the recent important studies of reaction rates and mass transfer are covered. Readers will then find detailed discussions of the geochemistry of materials at and near the earth's surface.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070358201
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
09/01/1994
Series:
International Earth and Planetary Sciences Series
Edition description:
3rd ed
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.29(h) x 1.25(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
List of Symbols
1Chemical Equilibrium1
2Aqueous Solutions25
3Solution-Mineral Equilibria: Part 1: Carbonates61
4Solution-Mineral Equilibria: Part 2: Silicates86
5Crystal Chemistry107
6Surface Chemistry: The Solution-Mineral Interface135
7Chemical Thermodynamics: Fundamental Principles165
8Chemical Thermodynamics: Phase Equilibria191
9Oxidation and Reduction217
10Isotope Geochemistry241
11Reaction Rates and Mass Transfer273
12The Fluid Envelopes300
13Weathering and Soils325
14Sedimentation and Diagenesis: Inorganic Geochemistry356
15Sedimentation and Diagenesis: Organic Geochemistry385
16Metamorphism411
17Formation and Crystallization of Magmas444
18Volatiles and Magmas478
19Hydrothermal Ore Deposits502
20Distribution of the Elements534
21Historical Geochemistry559
App. I: Constants and Numerical Factors585
App. II: The Geologic Time Scale587
App. III: Large-Scale Data about the Earth588
App. IV: Average Abundance of Elements in the Earth's Continental Crust, in Three Common Rocks, and in Seawater (in Parts Per Million)589
App. V: Symbols, Atomic Numbers, and Atomic Weights of the Naturally Occurring Elements592
App. VI: Ionic Radii and Electronegativities595
App. VII: Equilibrium Constants598
App. VIII: Standard Free Energies, Enthalpies, and Entropies604
App. IX: Standard Electrode Potentials611
App. X: Balancing Oxidation and Reduction Equations614
App. XI: Answers to Selected End-of-Chapter Problems618
Index633

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