Organic acid metastability in sedimentary basins

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Thermodynamic calculations indicate that CO 2 in sedimentary basins may be in stable redox equilibrium with organic acids found in basinal brines, but that CH 4 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
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

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