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Średni ciężar atomowy chondrytu Ensisheim (LL6)

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Mean atomic weight of Ensisheim LL6 chondrite
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Mean atomic weight Amean of Ensisheim (LL6, fall 1492) ordinary chondrite has been determined using literature data on chemical composition of the meteorite and using relationships: between mean atomic weight and Fe/Si atomic ratio, between Amean and grain density, and between Amean and magnetic susceptibility (Szurgot 2015a–f, 2016a, b, d, e). It was shown that Ensisheim’s Amean = 23.32, and 23.06 for composition without water, and with H2O, respectively. These values are close to the mean atomic weight of LL chondrite falls (Amean = 23.36, and 23.03), and are close to Amean values of LL6 chondrite falls (Amean = 23.30, and 23.06, Szurgot 2016b). Ensisheim’s Fe/Si atomic ratio (0.509) leads to Amean = 23.16±0.12 which is close to the values determined by bulk composition. This means that Ensisheim belongs to LL6 chondrites, as previously classified (Jarosewich i Dodd 1985). Using dependence between mean atomic weight and grain density (Szurgot 2015a–c, 2016d) leads to Amean = 23.70±0.54 (dgr = 3.52±0.04 g/cm3, Macke 2010), and using dependence between Amean and magnetic susceptibility (Szurgot 2016a, d) gives Ameanc = 22.78±0.24 (logc = 4.15±0.09, Macke 2010). Arithmetic mean Amean (dgr) and Amean (logc) gives 23.24±0.65, and arithmetic mean of Amean (dgr), Amean (logc), and Amean(Fe/Si), gives 23.21±0.46 values close each other, and close to Amean(bulk composition) determined using compositional data. Mean atomic number Zmean, and Amean/Zmean ratio of the meteorite have been also determined. Ensisheim’s Zmean = 11.51 for composition without H2O, and 11.40 for composition with H2O. Amean/Zmean ratios are: 2.026 and 2.023, for composition without water, and with H2O, respectively. Ensisheim’s silicates shown values: Amean = 22.19, Zmean = 10.97, Amean/Z mean = 2.022, Fe/Si = 0.355, Amean(Fe/Si) = 22.28, and Fe, Ni metal values: Amean = 57.26, Zmean = 26.96, and Amean/Z mean = 2.124.
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