Earth Sciences

ESCI2602Principles of Geochemistry5 ch (3C 3L) [W]

Origin of elements. Theories of the origin and chemical evolution of the earth, atmosphere, and oceans. Laws governing the distribution of elements in the earth. Application of phase diagrams to petrologic problems of the crust and mantle. Chemical weathering. Use of stable and radioactive isotopes in geology. Geobarometry and geothermometry. Hydrothermal process and base-metal ore deposits.

Prerequisites: CHEM 1012 , 1017 (or equivalent), MATH 1013 or 1063 , ESCI 2131