Organic acid metastability in sedimentary basins

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Abstract

Thermodynamic calculations indicate that CO2 in sedimentary basins may be in stable redox equilibrium with organic acids found in basinal brines, but that CH4 is not. These calculations also show that the high concentrations of carboxylic acids are far from equilibrium with decarboxylation reactions. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)886-890
Number of pages5
JournalGeology
Volume16
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Organic acid metastability in sedimentary basins. / Shock, Everett.

In: Geology, Vol. 16, No. 10, 1988, p. 886-890.

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Shock, Everett. / Organic acid metastability in sedimentary basins. In: Geology. 1988 ; Vol. 16, No. 10. pp. 886-890.
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