Table of contents for Cosmochemistry : probing the origin and chemical evolution of the solar system / Harry Y. McSween, Jr., Gary R. Huss.


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Preface; 1. Introduction to cosmochemistry; 2. Nuclides and elements - the building blocks of matter; 3. Origin of the elements; 4. Solar System and cosmic abundances - elements and isotopes; 5. Presolar grains - a record of stellar nucleosynthesis and processes in interstellar space; 6. Meteorites - a record of nebular and planetary processes; 7. Cosmochemical and geochemical fractionations; 8. Radioisotopes as chronometers; 9. Chronology of the early Solar System; 10. The most volatile elements and compounds - organic matter, noble gases, and ices; 11. Chemistry of anhydrous planetesimals; 12. Chemistry of comets and other ice-bearing planetesimals; 13. Geochemical exploration of planets - Moon and Mars as case studies; 14. Cosmochemical models for the formation of the Solar System; Appendix: some analytical techniques commonly used in cosmochemistry; Index.


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