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Fall 2011-2012
GEO 418 / CHM 418  

Environmental Aqueous Geochemistry

François Morel

Application of quantitative chemical principles to the study of natural waters. Includes equilibrium computations, carbonate system, gas exchange, precipitation/dissolution of minerals, coordination of trace metals, redox reactions in water and sediments.

Sample reading list:
Morel, F.M. & Hering, J.G., 2nd Ed. 1993, Wiley & Sons, Principles & Applications of Aquatic Chemistry

Reading/Writing assignments:
Semi-weekly problem sets.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Problem set(s) - 30%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
One year of college chemistry required. Previous or concurrent enrollment in Chemistry 306 recommended..

Other information:
This course is intended for seniors and first year graduate students with interest in environmental chemistry.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23523 C01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm T Th   Guyot Hall   154   Enrolled:14 Limit:20