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Solid-solute phase equilibria in aqueous solutions X. Solubility constant and stability of norsethite

Königsberger, E., Tran-Ho, L-C and Gamsjäger, H. (1998) Solid-solute phase equilibria in aqueous solutions X. Solubility constant and stability of norsethite. Monatshefte fuer Chemie/Chemical Monthly, 129 (10). pp. 1061-1066.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/PL00010117
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Abstract

The solubility constant of norsethite, BaMg(CO3)2, was determined for the first time. Also, a new method was developed which permits the precipitation of pure norsethite from homogeneous solution. The solubility measurements were performed at 25°C in 0.20 mol • dm-3 sodium perchlorate media of constant ionic strength. It was shown that norsethite dissolves congruently in this solution. The pH variation method was used to obtain a stoichiometric solubility constant which was extrapolated to zero ionic strength by use of the Davies equation. The resulting thermodynamic solubility constant was incorporated in a comprehensive computer model which permits solubility calculations in complex systems. Thus, the conditions for norsethite formation in the environment and in the laboratory can be predicted. Furthermore, the stability of norsethite with respect to witherite (BaCO3) and the various magnesium carbonate phases was calculated.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Copyright: © Springer
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/6895
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