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2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
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GEOL 132 - Geochemistry

Semester Hours: 3
Every Other Year
Principles and problems related to distribution of elements in the universe and planets; evolution of galaxies, stars and the solar system; structure and composition of the earth; crystal chemistry and thermodynamic properties of minerals and phase equilibria; weathering and solution chemistry of sedimentary rocks; clay mineralogy, metamorphic facies; and the origin of the atmosphere and hydrosphere. The laboratory involves a semester long research project utilizing X-ray diffraction for phase identification and X-ray fluorescence for chemical analysis. Written research report and in-class oral presentation using visual media required of all students. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.)

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