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GEOS 5550 - Introduction to Geochemistry
Dr. Johnson Haas

About the Professor

Syllabus


Week 1
Sept. 8, 10: Introduction, Stellar Evolution, Nucleosynthesis, the Solar System

Week 2
Sept. 15, 17: Solar System, Planetary Materials, Moons of Jupiter, Smaller Objects
Lecture 2: Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4

Week 3
Sept. 22, 24:Introduction to Thermodynamics

Week 4
Sept. 29, Oct. 1: Laws of Thermodynamics

Week 5
Lecture 5: Applying Gibbs Free Energy
October 6: NO CLASS
October 8: EXAM I

Week 6
Oct. 13, 15: Acids and bases, aqueous complexes

Week 7
Oct. 20, 22: Adsorption, mineral solubility

Week 8
Oct. 27, 29: Redox chemistry, biological controls on redox chemistry

Week 9
Nov. 3, 5: Origins of life, geochemistry and metabolism

Week 10
Nov. 10: EXAM II
Nov. 12: Geochemical cycling processes


Week 11
Nov. 17, 19: Acid rain, geochemical controls on climate

Week 12
Nov. 24: Climate
Nov. 26: NO CLASS - Thanksgiving break

Week 13
Dec. 1, 3: Stable isotopes

Week 14
Dec. 8, 10: Radiogenic isotopes, TAKE-HOME FINAL EXAM DISTRIBUTED

Week 15
Dec. 15: TAKE-HOME FINAL EXAM IS DUE



 




   
   
   

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