Introduction To Geochemistry / Edition 3

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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: 9/1/1994
  • Series: International Earth and Planetary Sciences Series
  • Edition description: 3rd ed
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Symbols
1 Chemical Equilibrium 1
2 Aqueous Solutions 25
3 Solution-Mineral Equilibria: Part 1: Carbonates 61
4 Solution-Mineral Equilibria: Part 2: Silicates 86
5 Crystal Chemistry 107
6 Surface Chemistry: The Solution-Mineral Interface 135
7 Chemical Thermodynamics: Fundamental Principles 165
8 Chemical Thermodynamics: Phase Equilibria 191
9 Oxidation and Reduction 217
10 Isotope Geochemistry 241
11 Reaction Rates and Mass Transfer 273
12 The Fluid Envelopes 300
13 Weathering and Soils 325
14 Sedimentation and Diagenesis: Inorganic Geochemistry 356
15 Sedimentation and Diagenesis: Organic Geochemistry 385
16 Metamorphism 411
17 Formation and Crystallization of Magmas 444
18 Volatiles and Magmas 478
19 Hydrothermal Ore Deposits 502
20 Distribution of the Elements 534
21 Historical Geochemistry 559
App. I: Constants and Numerical Factors 585
App. II: The Geologic Time Scale 587
App. III: Large-Scale Data about the Earth 588
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 Elements 592
App. VI: Ionic Radii and Electronegativities 595
App. VII: Equilibrium Constants 598
App. VIII: Standard Free Energies, Enthalpies, and Entropies 604
App. IX: Standard Electrode Potentials 611
App. X: Balancing Oxidation and Reduction Equations 614
App. XI: Answers to Selected End-of-Chapter Problems 618
Index 633
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