Chemical Fundamentals of Geology and Environmental Geoscience

Chemical Fundamentals of Geology and Environmental Geoscience

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Chemical principles are fundamental to the Earth sciences, and geoscience students increasingly require a firm grasp of basic chemistry to succeed in their studies. The enlarged third edition of this highly regarded textbook introduces the student to such a€˜geo-relevanta€™ chemistry, presented in the same lucid and accessible style as earlier editions, but the new edition has been strengthened in its coverage of environmental geoscience and incorporates a new chapter introducing isotope geochemistry. The book comprises three broad sections. The first (Chapters 1a€“4) deals with the basic physical chemistry of geological processes. The second (Chapters 5a€“8) introduces the wave-mechanical view of the atom and explains the various types of chemical bonding that give Earth materials their diverse and distinctive properties. The final chapters (9a€“11) survey the geologically relevant elements and isotopes, and explain their formation and their abundances in the cosmos and the Earth. The book concludes with an extensive glossary of terms; appendices cover basic maths, explain basic solution chemistry, and list the chemical elements and the symbols, units and constants used in the book.Suppose each of these atoms has a second unpaired electron in a p-orbital perpendicular to those forming the Iƒ-bond. The two lobes of this orbital lie in ... Nitrogen has five electrons in its valence shell (Figure 7.5b). Three of the lobes of ananbsp;...

Title:Chemical Fundamentals of Geology and Environmental Geoscience
Author:Robin Gill
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2014-12-01


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