# Thecotrichite

Author: Kirsten Linnow

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**Phase diagram of the quaternary system Ca(CH**_{3}**COO)**_{2}**–CaCl**_{2}**–Ca(NO**_{3}**)**_{2}**–H**_{2}**O**

The isothermal phase diagram of the quaternary system Ca(CH_{3}COO)_{2}–CaCl_{2}–Ca(NO_{3})_{2}–H_{2}O (25°C) [Linnow:2007]**Title: ** *Salt damage in porous materials: An RH XRD investigation***Author: ** *Linnow, Kirsten*

is shown as Jännecke projection for the anhydrous level. All solution compositions are given as **molar ratios** of Ca(CH_{3}COO)_{2}, CaCl_{2 }and Ca(NO_{3})_{2}.
The corners of the triangle represent the three pure salts, the sides represent the three ternary systems Ca(CH_{3}COO)_{2}–CaCl_{2}–H_{2}O, Ca(CH_{3}COO)_{2}–Ca(NO_{3})_{2}–H_{2}O and CaCl_{2}–Ca(NO_{3})_{2}–H_{2} while the inner surface represents all solution compositions where the three salts are involved.

The inner lines delimit the stability fields of a given salt phase. The stability fields represent all solution compositions, which are saturated with respect to only a single salt phase. The univariant lines represent the solution compositions where two salt phases are in equilibrium with the solution.

According to Gibbs’ phase rule in the quaternary system a maximum of three different salt phases can coexist in solution equilibrium. It follows that for each possible combination of three salt phases in the solid phase, only one saturated solution composition is possible. These solution combinations are represented by intersections of the univariant lines.

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[Linnow:2007] | Linnow, Kirsten (2007): Salt damage in porous materials: An RH XRD investigation. Dissertation, Institut für Anorganische und Angewandte Chemie, Universität Hamburg, Url |