Mar 06, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

GEOL 307: Environmental Geochemistry


(1 Unit)
Prerequisite: GEOL 203  or CHEM 121 .
The application of chemical principles to the study of the earth with emphasis on environmental geochemistry. Topics include the distribution of chemical elements within the earth, rock weathering, the chemistry of natural solutions, surface chemistry and the behavior of contaminants in the environment. Laboratories involve both field and laboratory techniques and rely heavily on state-of-the-art instrumentation, including optical emission and x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy and ion chromatography. Offered as needed. T. Lincoln.