Goldschmidt classification

1937

Goldschmidt classification

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Victor Goldschmidt geophysics

Goldschmidt classification

Meteoric

After the performance

In describing how the elements become distributed on planets, Victor Goldschmidt became the father of modern geochemistry.

Earth’s atmosphere is mainly diatomic nitrogen. Earth’s crust is mainly silicate rocks. When silica crystalizes with oxygen, it forms quartz. Earth’s mantle is mainly silicate rocks rich in iron and magnesium. Earth’s core is mainly iron.

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