Predictions of the Entropies of Molecules and Condensed Matter

  • M. Blander
  • C. R. Stover
Part of the Advances in Physical Geochemistry book series (PHYSICAL GEOCHE, volume 10)


In this paper, we discuss a statistical mechanical theory for calculating the standard nonelectronic entropies \( S_T^0 \) and free energy functions \([(\!G^0_t - H^0_{298}\!)\!/\!T]\) of substances at high temperatures. These quantities are important and are often the only unknown data necessary for determining free energies of compounds, which is necessary for the calculation of chemical and phase equilibria. This lack of data is particularly significant at high temperatures that are important in the genesis of magmas and metamorphic rocks.


Alkali Halide Free Energy Function Vapor Molecule Ionic Molecule Alkaline Earth Oxide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Blander
    • 1
  • C. R. Stover
    • 2
  1. 1.Argonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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