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Whenever the variables in a system are constrained, a degree of freedom is lost for each one so constrained.

e. Whenever the variables in a system are constrained, a degree of freedom is lost for each one so constrained. Suppose, for example, that a magmatic system cools and crystallizes at a constant pressure (called an “isobaric” system). In what way might we modify Equation 6-1 of the phase rule for such an analysis?

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