Thermodynamic properties of minerals

Trace Elements Investigations 816



In the ten years since the publication of the national Bureau of Standards comprehensive tables of thermochemical properties, by Rossini and other (1952), a very large body of modern calorimetric and equilibrium data has become available. Because of the complex interrelations among many thermochemical data and the necessity for internal consistency among these values, a complete revision of this standard reference is required. This is also true of the summaries of thermochemical data for the sulfides (Richardson and Jeffes 1952) and for the oxides (Coughlin 1954).

The following tables present critically selected values for the heat and free energy of formation, the logarithm of the equilibrium constant of formation Log Kf, the entropy and the molar volume, at 298.15°K (25.0°C) and one atmosphere for minerals.

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Thermodynamic properties of minerals
Series title Trace Elements Investigations
Series number 816
DOI 10.3133/tei816
Edition Also published as USGS Open File Report 62-110
Year Published 1962
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description 31 p.
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