Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol
Prof. D.M. Sherman and Dr. T.R. Elliott
Lecture 3: Thermodynamics Activities and Chemical Equilibria
Here, we determine the free energy of a system as a function of its composition. For this, we introduce the
concept of activity.
You should be able to outline:
- the concept of equilibrium constant
- the concept of standard state and activity for minerals and aqueous solutions
- the phase rule
After you have done the supplemental reading, take the Online quizzes:
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