* GEO 470 / CHM 470
Environmental Chemistry of Soils
Focuses on the inorganic and organic constituents of aqueous, solid, and gaseous phases of soils, and fundamental chemical principles and processes governing the reactions between different constituents. The role of soil chemical processes in the major and trace element cycles, and the biogeochemical transformation of different soil contaminants will be discussed in the later parts of the course.
Sample reading list:
G. Sposito, The Chemistry of Soils
M. McBride, Environmental Chemistry of Soils
D.L. Sparks, Environmental Soil Chemistry
Reading Assignment 3-5 papers per week. Homework 4-5 sets for the entire course.
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 40%
Problem set(s) - 30%
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Prerequisites: CHM 331, or any other basic chemistry course..
Basic knowledge in inorganic, physical and organic chemistry is required.
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