Spring 2024 - EASC 208 D100
Introduction to Geochemistry (3)
Class Number: 1467
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Jan 8 – Apr 12, 2024: Mon, Fri, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
1 778 782-4925
Prerequisites:EASC 202, CHEM 121, 122 and 126. All with a grade of C- or better.
Distribution and cycles of elements, minerals and rocks on and within Earth. Understanding and evolution of Earth systems through high and low temperature fluid-rock interaction, aqueous geochemistry, stable and radiogenic isotopes. Quantitative.
- Introductory concepts of geochemical systems:
Nucleosynthesis, Atomic structure, Periodic Table, Cosmic Evolution
- Global Chemical Differentiation
- Chemical Bonds
- Ionic Substitution in Crystals
- Stable Isotopes
- Radiogenic Isotopes and Geochronology
- Stable Mineral Assemblages, Phase Diagrams
- Atmospheric/Oceanic Evolution and Chemistry
- Geochemical Cycles
- Crustal Fluids
- Simple and Multicomponent Mixing
- Geochemistry of the Major Rock Types:
Sedimentary Rocks, Igneous Rocks, Metamorphic Rocks
- Midterm examination 25%
- Laboratory assignment 15%
- Final lab examination 25%
- Final theory examination 35%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Introduction to Geochemistry: Principles and Applications; Misra, K.C.; Wiley-Blackwell.
Principles and Applications of Geochemistry, 2nd edition, G. Faure, Prentice-Hall Inc., 1997, ISBN 978-0-02-336450-1
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