Law of Mass Action in Geochemistry

  • Aleksandr I. Perel’man
Part of the Monographs in Geoscience book series (MOGEO)


This law, discovered by Gouldberg in 1867, has a functional significance in the analyses of supergeneprocesses. Let us assume that the following chemical reaction is taking place in a dilute aqueous solution:
$$nB+mC\rightleftarrows kR+lS$$
where B, C, R, and S are participating substances (molecules or ions), and n, m, k, and 1 are their stoichiometric quantities.


Natural Water Hydrogen Sulfide Mass Action Solubility Product Alkaline Water 


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© Plenum Press 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • Aleksandr I. Perel’man
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  1. 1.Department of Geochemistry, Institute of Ore Deposits, Petrography, and MineralogyAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscowUSSR

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