Equation of state for NaCl-H2O: comparison with mineral dehydration equilibria
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- Pitzer, K. & Jiang, S. Contrib Mineral Petrol (1996) 122: 428. doi:10.1007/s004100050138
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A previously published equation of state is examined with respect to validity of predicted fugacity values for comparison with mineral reaction equilibria. It is found that values of fH2O should be valid for the range from 0.0 to 0.3 and probably to 0.4 in mole fraction NaCl for temperatures from 300° to 600° C and less accurately to 900° C. Comparison is made with existing experimental results near 630° C for the dehydration of brucite; the agreement is excellent. Comparison with recent results at 850° C from a different experiment is also satisfactory. However, fugacity of NaCl is not given on an absolute basis, even in this range below xNaCl=0.4.