continuous reaction series

continuous reaction series

[kən¦tin·yə·wəs rē′ak·shən ‚sir‚ēz]
(mineralogy)
A branch of Bowen's reaction series comprising the plagioclase mineral group in which reaction of early-formed crystals with water takes place continuously, without abrupt changes in crystal structure.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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