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Aqueous Geochemistry (310-0-01)


Andrew Darin Jacobson
Tech F396/F398

Meeting Info

Technological Institute F285: Mon, Wed, Fri 1:00PM - 1:50PM

Overview of class

Basic principles of aqueous geochemistry applied to geologic and environmental problems. Topics include thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, pH and alkalinity, carbonate equilibria, surface phenomena, redox chemistry, chemical weathering, and numerical modeling.

Registration Requirements

Recommended Background: At least 1 year of introductory chemistry is required. EARTH 310 draws from Calculus, Thermodynamics, Physical Chemistry, and Differential Equations, but these courses are not strictly required. Problem sets require basic use of Microsoft Excel.

Teaching Method

Three 1-hour lectures each week.

Evaluation Method

Problem Sets (50%)
In-class Presentations (25%)
Final Paper (25%)

Class Materials (Required)

No textbook required.

Class Attributes

Natural Sciences Distro Area
SDG Climate Action
SDG Life Below Water