Thermochemistry of chromium compounds, especially oxides at high temperature

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The thermodynamics of reactions involving chromium are summarized, emphasis being placed on binary and ternary oxides at high temperature. Comparisons with other elements are made, and some geochemical generalizations suggested. Topics discussed include: metallic Cr and its oxidation; Cr compounds at room temperature; Cr2O3 and its solid solutions with Fe2O3 and Al2O3; systematics of formation of ternary chromium oxides, especially spinels; solid solutions containing chromium in spinels, garnets, and pyroxenes; shear phases (Magnéli phases) containing chromium; and chromium sulfides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)819-832
Number of pages14
JournalGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Issue number6-7
StatePublished - 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology


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