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2015-2016 Catalog

GEOL 321 Geochemistry

An introduction to the chemical and thermodynamic principles and processes that control geological phenomena both at the earth's surface and deep within the earth. Consideration of solid-earth equilibria (igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary, and weathering reactions), isotope geochemistry oxidation-reduction, natural aqueous solutions, and solid-aqueous equilibria. Lecture/problem-solving.


GEOL 200 and elementary calculus, or permission of instructor