Cold Aqueous Planetary Geochemistry with FREZCHEM: From by Giles M. Marion

By Giles M. Marion

This ebook explicitly investigates problems with astrobiological relevance within the context of chilly aqueous planetary geochemistry.

At the middle of the technical chapters is the FREZCHEM version, at the beginning constructed over a long time via one of many authors to quantify aqueous electrolyte homes and chemical thermodynamics at subzero temperatures. FREZCHEM, of normal relevance to biogeochemists and geochemical modelers, chilly planetary scientists, physicochemists and chemical engineers, is for this reason utilized to the exploration of biogeochemical functions to sun platforms our bodies generally, and to speculations concerning the limits for all times in chilly environments in particular.

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These lower temperature ranges are quite useful in exploring chemical equilibria at subzero temperatures. An example of a salt whose lower temperature is the eutectic is FeSO4 at −2 ◦ C. Extension of FeSO4 chemistry to temperatures below −2 ◦ C needs to be done with caution. 2) is based on data used to parameterize or validate the model. ” There cases are based on a measured value for the equilibrium constant at 25 ◦ C and extrapolation using a temperature function. 21) was used in several of these cases, where ∆Hr0 is the change in the standard enthalpy of reaction and R is the gas constant.

Then a modified 2− − Eq. 29 is solved for [H+ ] that is used to estimate HCO− 3 , CO3 , and OH concentrations needed to balance the charges in the solution phase. Similarly, for a Na, K, or Mg carbonate mineral, the Na, K, or Mg carbonate solubility product can be incorporated into Eq. , Ca) incorporated into Eq. 30. In strong acid cases (pH < 4), the FREZCHEM model is structured to input acidity directly by specifying the hydrogen (H) and acid anion (Cl, NO3 , SO4 ) concentrations or indirectly by specifying the atmospheric concentrations of acids (PHCl , PHNO3 , PH2 SO4 ), which are then equilibrated with the solution 67g67 phase.

All three terms in the denominator of Eq. 88 are temperature and pressure dependent. The density of pure water (ρ0 ) as a function of temperature and pressure is evaluated with Eqs. 20. 01 bars. 01 bars, and K i ¯ 0 is independent of pressure. The final term in This equation assumes that K i Eq. 88 is V ex , which is a function of B (0)v , B (1)v , B (2)v , and C v . To simplify the calculations, we assume that only B (1)v and C v are pressure dependent: (1)v (1)v (1)v ¯ B (∆P ) −K 0 ¯ 0C v (∆P ) .

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