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ENVS 115
Geochemistry
Fall

Geochemistry is the application of chemical principles such as thermodynamics and kinetics to geologic processes that control the composition of water, rocks, and soil. Topics include mineral solubility, carbonate chemistry, weathering, adsorption and ion exchange, redox reactions, and the geochemistry of various elements, with special emphasis on aqueous and marine environments. Students learn field collection techniques, laboratory sample analysis, and methods of presenting geochemical data.
Offered every other year beginning 2020-21.

Course Credit:
4-4

Instructor(s):
Kristina Faul

Prerequisite:
CHEM 017 and ENVS 050

Note(s):
Offered in alternation with: ENVS 105

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Last Updated: 6/23/17