Thermodynamics and Metamorphism
http://www.tulane.edu/~sanelson/geol212/thermodynamics&metamorphism.htm

Stephen Nelson, Department of Geology


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These lecture notes provide an introductory lesson in thermodynamics to help students better understand the relationships depicted on phase diagrams. The first and third laws of thermodynamics and Gibb's Free Energy are discussed. Solid-solid reactions are covered in the context of the Sillimanite-Kyanite-Andalusite P-T graph. Devolatization reactions, reaction boundaries, and reaction rates are also covered in the notes. The notes contain many graphs relating pressure, temperature, and Gibb's Free energy. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Reaction Kinetics/Rates, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Metamorphic Processes, Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)
Course Type: Upper Level:Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology
Topics: Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Reaction Kinetics/Rates, Solid Earth:Geochemistry, Solid Earth, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Solid Earth:Petrology:Geochemistry, Metamorphic Processes, Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Solid Earth:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics
Solid Earth Processes: Metamorphism