Abstract

The ferrous iron-magnesium distribution between coexisting pyroxenes in granulites from Quairading, Australia, has been shown to be markedly dependent on chemical composition (Davidson, 1968). By assuming a simple-mixture solution model (Guggenheim, 1967) for both of these pyroxenes, activity coefficients and the equilibrium constant of the exchange reaction are derived. The activity coefficients at infinite dilution of orthopyroxene and clino-pyroxene are 1.56 and 1.87, respectively.

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