The heat capacities of talc, Mg3Si4O10(OH)2, and tremolite, Ca2Mg6Si8O22(OH)2, have been measured between 12 and 305??K. Smoothed values of heat capacity, entropy, enthalpy, and free energy are tabulated. At 298.15?? K. the values of the thermodynamic functions are: talc, Cp?? = 76.89 ?? 0.23 cal. deg.-1 mole-1, S?? = 62.33 ?? 0.19 cal. deg.-1 mole-1, H?? - H6?? = 11,206 ?? 34 cal. mole-1; tremolite, Cp?? = 156.7 ?? 0.6 cal. deg.-1 mole-1, S?? = 131.2 ?? 0.5 cal. deg.-1 mole-1, H?? - H6?? = 23,335 ?? 90 cal. mole-1. From the equilibrium data of Bowen and Tuttle and the entropy of talc, the heat of formation of talc from MgO, SiO2, and H2O (liq.) is calculated to be ??H??f298 = -43.6 ?? 1 kcal.
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Heat capacity from 12 to 305°K and entropy of talc and tremolite