Prerequisites: CHEM 1210. Co-requisites: MATH 1220.
This course will consist of an introduction to thermodynamic and geochemical concepts and their application to describe geologic processes and phenomena on and beneath the Earth’s surface. Students will learn fundamental chemical and mathematical approaches to quantitatively describe, interpret and predict a wide range of geochemical processes in Earth systems, and will learn the basic chemical and isotopic characteristics of materials making up the Earth’s lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere. Two lectures, one lab weekly.