Course Content (Syllabus)
The use of the Phase rule; Shreinemaker’s analysis. Thermodynamics of the metamorphic reactions. Estimation of equilibrium conditions based on thermochemical data. Estimation of thermochemical parameters according to experimental results. Fugacity, activity, ideal solutions. Geothermometry. Geobarometry. Equilibrium constants in solid-gas mixtures. Metasomatism. Non-ideal solutions. Liquid phase during metamorphism. Application of statistical thermodynamic methods to petrological subjects. PT diagrams.