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Synthesis, characterization and thermochemistry of a Pb-jarosite

Forray, Ferenc Lázár and Smith, A.M.L. and Drouet, Christophe and Navrotsky, Alexandra and Wright, K. and Hudson-Edwards, K.A. and Dubbin, W.E. Synthesis, characterization and thermochemistry of a Pb-jarosite. (2010) Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74 (1). 215-224. ISSN 0016-7037

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2009.09.033


The enthalpy of formation from the elements of a well-characterized synthetic Pb-jarosite sample corresponding to the chemical formula (H3O)0.74Pb0.13Fe2.92(SO4)2(OH)5.76(H2O)0.24 was measured by high temperature oxide melt solution calorimetry. This value (DH f = 3695.9 ± 9.7 kJ/mol) is the first direct measurement of the heat of formation for a lead-containing jarosite. Comparison to the thermochemical properties of hydronium jarosite and plumbojarosite end-members strongly suggests the existence of a negative enthalpy of mixing possibly related to the nonrandom distribution of Pb2+ ions within the jarosite structure. Based on these considerations, the following thermodynamic data are proposed as the recommended values for the enthalpy of formation from the elements of the ideal stoichiometric plumbojarosite Pb0.5Fe3(SO4)2(OH)6: DG f = 3118.1 ± 4.6 kJ/mol, DH f = 3603.6 ± 4.6 kJ/mol and S = 376.6 ± 4.5 J/(mol K). These data should prove helpful for the calculation of phase diagrams of the Pb–Fe–SO4–H2O system and for estimating the solubility product of pure plumbojarosite. For illustration, the evolution of the estimated solubility product of ideal plumbojarosite as a function of temperature in the range 5–45 C was computed (Log(Ksp) ranging from 24.3 to 26.2). An Eh–pH diagram is also presented.

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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > University of California - UC Davis (USA)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > University of London (UNITED KINGDOM)
Other partners > Curtin University (AUSTRALIA)
Other partners > Natural History Museum (UNITED KINGDOM)
Other partners > The Royal Institution - RI (UNITED KINGDOM)
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