Thermodynamics of Geological Systems
9 units (3-0-6) |
Prerequisites: Either Ch 21 abc, Ge 115 a, or equivalents.
Chemical thermodynamics as applied to geological and geochemical problems. Classical thermodynamics, including stability criteria, homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibria, equilibria subject to generalized constraints, equations of state, ideal and non-ideal solutions, redox systems, and electrolyte conventions. Brief discussion of statistical foundations and an introduction to the thermodynamics of irreversible processes. Given in alternate years; not offered 2020-21.
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