There must be a phrase or term for the study of the rate at which the various chemical elements heavier than helium were formed by nucleosynthesis, which is not a chemical process. Cosmochemical kinetics? Astrophysical kinetics? Nucleosynthetic kinetics? What do we call this? I'd like to know more about the rate at which the metallicity (in the astronomical sense) of the universe has been and is increasing. Arkuat 22:17, 2004 Jul 30 (UTC)
- nucleosynthetic kinetics, or more generally , nuclear kinetics (goes both ways), would be a straightforward term, but ask some nuclear engineers; they do it everyday.22.214.171.124 02:43, 24 Jan 2005 (UTC)
- Increase in the effective metallicity of the universe also involves distribution processes such as novae, supernovae, and the ejection of planetary nebulae. Distribution processes must be taken into account along with production processes to account for the metallicity of new stars that form. --Eric Forste 23:23, 3 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Anon. 126.96.36.199 added the following to the article on Feb 12:
- OK WHOEVER IS VIEWING THIS ARTICLE, BE AWARE THAT IN THE BRIEF TIME I HAVE HAD TO LOOK AT THE ARTICLE, I BELIEVE THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR HAS MIXED UP RATE CONSTANTS AND ORDER PROCESSES WITH CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIA. I HAVEN'T GOT THE TIME TO FULLY MODIFY THE ARTICLE YET, BUT I WILL DO AS SOON AS I FINISH MY BLASTED CHEMISTRY COURSEWORK!!!
but, appears to have not finished that blasted chemistry coursework yet. :-) - removed from article to here. -Vsmith 19:33, 5 Mar 2005 (UTC)