The five most important carbon-related reactions on Earth are the central themes of a special issue of American Mineralogist. Fifty DCO scientists from a variety of disciplines came together at a lively workshop in March 2018 to consider, debate, and ultimately agree upon the five most important carbon-related reactions on the planet: hydrogenation/dehydrogenation, carboxylation/decarboxylation, carbonation/decarbonation, aqueous silicate melt/solid, and hydration/dehydration.
These five reactions are providing a new and integrative perspective for scientists to understand and advance deep carbon science, with the potential to establish new frontiers for scientific exploration and investigation. Papers in the special issue are published online as they are accepted.
How to cite this special issue:
Li J, Redfern SAT, Giovannelli D, eds. (2019) Earth in Five Reactions: A Deep Carbon Perspective. Special issue, American Mineralogist