Dec 03, 2022  
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOL 320 - Geochemistry

3 Credit(s)

This course is intended as an introduction to the broad range of concepts and applications that fall under the sub-discipline of geochemistry. The course will be divided into sections. First, we will focus on the tools used in geochemistry then the application of those tools to a variety of questions in the ear sciences. Topics covered will include thermodynamics, acid and base equilibria, oxidation-reduction reactions, isotope systems, reactions in aquatic systems, weathering reactions, organic geochemistry, and major global geochemical cycles. This course will cover both high and low-temperature geochemistry, but there will be an emphasis on low-temperature systems. Fall.

Prerequisite(s): GEOL 101   or GEOL 103  or GEOL 125  and CHEM 105 .

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