Irregularities in Patterns of Element Partition

Paul Henderson
Department of Mineralogy, British Museum (Natural History), London SW 75BD

Summary: In clinopyroxene-melt systems the distribution of chromium and vanadium ions departs from the general pattern of element partition as a function of ionic radius. These departures may be explained by crystal-field effects. Melt structure and the nature of the coordination of cations in the melt also help to determine the pattern of distribution and the extent of the departures from regularity.

Mineralogical Magazine; September 1979 v. 43; no. 327; p. 399-404; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1979.043.327.13
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