Make your study on ternary diagrams easier with these printable example diagrams. These diagram include various ternary diagrams that you can use as reference or resource. These diagrams include the amphibole and pyroxene ternary diagram.
Ternary diagrams are usually encountered in the study of phase equilibria and appear somewhat often throughout a number of physical sciences. A ternary diagram contains a barycentric plot on three variables which sum to a constant. It graphically depicts the ratios of the three variables as positions in an equilateral triangle. It is used in physical chemistry, petrology, mineralogy, metallurgy, and other physical sciences to show the compositions of systems composed of three species.
The advantage of using a ternary plot for depicting chemical compositions is that three variables can be conveniently plotted in a two-dimensional graph. Ternary plots can also be used to create phase diagrams by outlining the composition regions on the plot where different phases exist. Every point on a ternary plot represents a different composition of the three components. A parallel to a side of the triangle is the locus of points representing systems with constant chemical composition in the component situated in the vertex opposed to the side.
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