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Compatibility Diagram 2:Tc-En-Etc

Dexter Perkins
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University of North Dakota
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This page first made public: Nov 9, 2009

Summary

One of three compatibility diagrams I use in class. This is a short activity that has students construct several compatibility diagrams in different fields on a phase diagram. This, in turn, can be followed by Compatibility Diagram 3.

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Context

Audience

Required Petrology class -- mostly junior level students

Skills and concepts that students must have mastered

Students need to be familiar with mineral reactions and their implications.

How the activity is situated in the course

This activity can be used to check understanding just after introducing the idea of compatibility diagrams.

Goals

Content/concepts goals for this activity

Students learn how to draw appropriate compatibility diagrams.

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Description of the activity/assignment

A 1-page in-class exercise on compatibility diagrams.

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