Fall 2018  |  LAAS 5311 Section 001: Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy (22017)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
09/04/2018 - 12/12/2018
Mon, Wed 04:30PM - 05:45PM
UMTC, St Paul
Borlaug Hall 365
Enrollment Status:
Open (15 of 40 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Structural chemistry, origin/identification of crystalline soil clay minerals. Structure of soil organic matter. Chemical processes in soil: solubility, adsorption/desorption, ion exchange, oxidation/reduction, acidity, alkalinity. Solution of problems related to environmental degradation, plant nutrition, and soil genesis. prereq: [[Chem 1022 or equiv], Phys 1102, grad] or instr consent
Class Notes:
Contact Professor by email to join a discussion section
Class Description:
The course covers the chemical processes that distribute matter among the solid, liquid, and gas phases of soils and sediments. Concepts from inorganic chemistry, aquatic chemistry, and mineralogy are central to the course. Surface chemistry of minerals, aqueous chemistry of metals, the carbonate system, and oxidation-reduction reactions catalyzed my microorganisms are emphasized. The course is designed for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in earth and environmental sciences. Course participants learn in a supportive and collaborative setting through in-class activities, lectures, peer mentoring, and regular problem sets. Please contact Professor Toner to sign up for a discussion section.
Class Format:
We will meet MW 4:00-5:30pm
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 April 2011

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