* GEO 363 / CHM 331 / ENV 331 (STX) No Pass/D/Fail
Environmental Geochemistry: Chemistry of the Natural Systems
Covers topics including origin of elements; formation of the Earth; evolution of the atmosphere and oceans; atomic theory and chemical bonding; crystal chemistry and ionic substitution in crystals; reaction equilibria and kinetics in aqueous and biological systems; chemistry of high-temperature melts and crystallization process; and chemistry of the atmosphere, soil, marine and riverine environments. The biogeochemistry of contaminants and their influence on the environment will also be discussed.
Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list
There will be regular classroom teaching on the topics mentioned, there will be at least 3 field trips, 5-6 problem sets, 5-6 quizzes, and group presentations during the reading period.
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 35%
Quizzes - 10%
Problem set(s) - 25%
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Introductory chemistry (CHM 201 or AP chemistry).
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