Chapter 8. Exoplanet Chemistry

  1. Dr. Rory Barnes
  1. Katharina Lodders

Published Online: 2 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527629763.ch8

Formation and Evolution of Exoplanets

Formation and Evolution of Exoplanets

How to Cite

Lodders, K. (2010) Exoplanet Chemistry, in Formation and Evolution of Exoplanets (ed R. Barnes), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527629763.ch8

Editor Information

  1. University of Arizona, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Tucson, USA

Author Information

  1. Washington University, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences and McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, Planetary Chemistry Laboratory, One Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63130, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 17 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527408962

Online ISBN: 9783527629763

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Keywords:

  • exoplanets;
  • gas-giant planets;
  • Jupiter;
  • Saturn;
  • Uranus;
  • Neptune;
  • rocky planets;
  • terrestrial planets;
  • Mercury;
  • Venus;
  • Earth;
  • Mars;
  • dwarf planets;
  • Ceres;
  • Pluto;
  • Eris;
  • Haumea;
  • Makemake;
  • accretion;
  • solar nebula;
  • planetary accretion disks;
  • condensation;
  • evaporation;
  • planet formation;
  • metal;
  • silicate;
  • sulfide;
  • ices;
  • H2-He rich atmospheres;
  • carbon to oxygen ratio;
  • C/O ratio;
  • T dwarfs;
  • L dwarfs;
  • M dwarfs

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • A Goodly Gallery of Planets

  • Elemental Ingredients of Planets

  • Planetary Building Blocks

  • Similarities between Gas-Giant Planets and Brown Dwarfs

  • Outlook

  • Acknowledgments

  • References

  • Further Reading