The course will expand on concepts presented in SWS 4451/5406 Soil and Water Chemistry, as well as introducing more complex material not previously covered. This course will also feature a significant focus on laboratory methods and skill development.
In this course, we will describe the soil solid and solution phases, introduce the chemical principles necessary to examine the soil environment, and identify the chemical processes that occur in the soil environment and ultimately impact the fate and behavior of substances in soil and other natural water systems.
Credits: 3 Semesters Offered: Spring (Odd Years) Prerequisites: SWS 4451/5406; General Chemistry (CHEM 2046 or equivalent).
Textbook: Soil and Water Chemistry: An integrative approach. M. Essington. 2015. 2nd edition, CRC Press, and Soil Physical Chemistry. D. Sparks. 1999. 2nd edition, CRC Press