Ternary Phase Diagrams

Stephen Nelson, Department of Geology

These lecture notes discuss equilibrium crystallization in two component systems. Isotherms and boundary curves are introduced in this section. Other topics discussed include congruently melting intermediate compounds, incongruently melting compounds, and binary solid solution in ternary systems. Annotated phase diagrams are included throughout the text. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Geochemistry, Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Course Type: Upper Level:Petrology, Geochemistry
Topics: Solid Earth:Petrology:Igneous Processes, Geochemistry, Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Solid Earth:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Solid Earth, Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geochemical Analysis, Solid Earth:Petrology:Volcanology
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology