GEOLOGY 614

THE THERMODYNAMICS OF GEOLOGICAL PROCESSES

Fall, 2014

Tues/Thurs 9:30AM-10:45 P.M.

Room 2117 Geology Building

Professor P.A. Candela OFFICE HRS: WED 2-3:30 P.M. or by appointment. Generally, email me if you have any questions or want to see me: candela@geol.umd.edu.

See:http://www.geol.umd.edu/facilities/lmdr/text.html  Links below are to chapters in my on-line thermodynamics notes -these are NOT notes from the lectures.  

1-4 INTRO AND BASIC CONCEPTS D3-9;

 Matter

4-8 1st AND 2nd LAWS, CONTINUITY, ENERGY BALANCE D9-25,39-48,(25-39opt)

1st and 2nd Laws 

9 THE CONDITIONS FOR EQUILIBRIUM IN HETEROGENEOUS UNARY SYSTEMS: CHEMICAL POTENTIAL D76-78;

Chemical Potential

10-13 AUXILIARY FUNCTIONS: AND PARTIAL DERIVATIVES: D63-70,76-82,89-94  

 

14-17 MULTICOMP SYSTEMS: ALGEBRA OF COMPOSITION SPACE, PARTIAL MOLAR QUANTITIES, EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE ON EQUILIBRIA D76-82,99-106;

Thermodynamic Components

18-19 MIXEDUPNESS (THERMODYNAMICS OF MIXING) D SEC8.1-8.5,8.12-8.13, 9.1-9.2; Thermodynamics of Mixing in Solids 

20-23 ACTIVITY,FUGACITY AND EQUILIBRIUM CONSTANTS D SEC 1.17-1.18, 3.1-3.4 Fugacity

24-28 TRACE ELEMENTS, GEOTHERMOBAROMETRY, CHEMICAL POTENTIOMETRY

Mid-term - in class - Tues. (GSA week)

Final - follow University Finals Schedule

 

grading: mid-term exam  

1/3

final                     

1/3

problem sets and in-class exercises

1/3

both exams are in class
suggested text: D = Denbigh, Principles of Chemical Equilibrium:

 

 The above reading assignments are MINIMA; read more in your text, and in books you can find in EPSL, HORNBAKE, and the CHEM LIB; also see J. Chem. Educ., The Physics Teacher., and various volumes of Reviews in Mineralogy. The more outside thought, reading and problem solving you do during and AFTER this course, the better you will understand the "thermodynamic view" of planets and the universe, and the better you will be at performing geochemical and geophysical calculations.

HONOR CODE: The University has a nationally recognized Honor Code, administered by the Student Honor Council. The Student Honor Council proposed and the University Senate approved an Honor Pledge. The University of Maryland Honor Pledge reads:

"I pledge on my honor that I have not given or received any unauthorized assistance on this assignment/examination."

Unless you are specifically advised to the contrary, the Pledge statement should be handwritten and signed on the front cover of all exams submitted for evaluation in this course. Please adhere to the code of Academic Integrity.