Rate limitation and dissolution of highly soluble minerals.

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Experiments on the dissolution kinetics of whole fragments of Mancos shale and associated alluvium show a first fast dissolution stage when sulfates dissolve, and a slow final kinetic phase. It is thought that in the first phase a slightly soluble precipitate is formed which coats material and operates as a rate-limiting mechanism in the second stage of weathering. -K.Clayton

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRates of chemical weathering of rocks and minerals
EditorsSteven M. Colman, David P. Dethier
PublisherAcademic Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)978-0121814908
StatePublished - 1986

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NameUnknown Journal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (all)


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