Outstanding Bowen's Reaction Series Chart
Image Ideas. Began experimental studies into the order of crystallization of the common silicate minerals from a magma. Within the field of geology, bowen's reaction series is the work of the petrologist norman l.
A hypothetical series that describes the order of crystallization of minerals from a magma. Rocks formed from magma are igneous rocks , and minerals crystallize as magma cools. As magma cools, elements within it bond together to form crystals of minerals.
It is a sorting tool according to the temperature at which they crystallize common magmatic silicate minerals.
Bowen's reaction series is based on observations and experiments of natural rocks, the crystallization sequence of typical basaltic magma change as they cool. Historical geology 1404 fall 2012: 1 bowen's reaction series purpose john j. Bowen's reaction series hornblende is closer to the other minerals on the bowen's r.s.