On The Thermodynamics of Calcite.

by Firmin Joseph Krieger

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An investigation of the thermodynamic properties of calcite, CaCO (subscript) 3, over a range of temperatures up to 6000 deg K and pressures up to 10 (superscript) 5 atmospheres. Two sets of equilibrium composition equations are used--one representing a pure gas phase, the other a heterogeneous system of gas and condensed (solid or liquid) calcia, CaO. The results of the computational program are presented in both tabular and graphic form. The latter is a conventional Mollier diagram in which specific enthalpy is plotted against specific entropy, with cross plots of temperature, pressure, and molecular weight.

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