The Effect of Redox on the Solubility and Availability of Manganese in a Calcareous Soil Academic Article uri icon


  • Soil suspensions were maintained at various fixed redox levels to assess the effect of redox on the solubility and availability of Mn. After 4 weeks of incubation the liquid phase of the suspensions was analysed, and the activity of Mn2+ calculated. The results indicated that Mn solubility was controlled by MnCO3 (rhodocrosite) below pe + pH 16. Literature findings also suggest the presence of MnCO3 when Mn2+ activities were calculated and and plotted as a function of redox.-D.J.M.

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  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Schwab, A. P., & Lindsay, W. L.

citation count

  • 49

publication date

  • March 1983