The Stability of Minerals

The Stability of Minerals

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This volume addresses the fundamental factors that underlie current understanding of all aspects of mineral behaviour and crystal chemistry. It highlights the factors that determine the stability of minerals, including the quantum mechanical and atomic basis of structural stability, the thermodynamic and thermochemical properties of minerals and the chemical and physical limitations of mineral stability. The text also explores recent advances in supercomputing, which have enabled chemists and physicists to apply their understanding of bonding to model complex silicates.... apply to the orbitals of the octahedral eg set, where we could use a parameter 6a#39; to describe the variation in 11 interaction. ... Note, then, that a prediction of the distortion route is only possible for asymmetric tzg configurations. ... In the table the most stable structure for 1:-donor ligands is indicated with an asterisk. ... .pdf.

Title:The Stability of Minerals
Author:G.D. Price, N.L. Ross, Mineralogical Society (Great Britain)
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 1992-10-31


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