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(the chemistry of the Earth, planets, and moons)

Geochemistry is the chemistry of the Earth's crust and oceans. The principles developed can be applied to other planets (including extra-solar planets) and moons. Included are processes including the formation of the compounds that make up rocks, which are largely oxides (compounds with oxygen, primarily silica), chlorides (with chlorine), sulfides (with sulfur), and fluorides (with fluorine).

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Referenced by pages:
carbonate-silicate cycle
planet formation