Unit

School Of Science And Health

Geochemical SystemsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300846.1

Discipline: EARTH SCIENCES

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Jason Reynolds


Equivalent Units
300612 - Geochemical Systems

Prerequisite
300800 Essential Chemistry 1 OR 300808 Introductory Chemistry

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit covers the structures of minerals and determination of their structure and composition, interpretation of structural data in the literature, aspects of solid solutions, and the forces that stabilise mineral lattices. The unit explores the limits of chemical conditions in the natural environment (redox conditions, pH, speciation); mobilisation and transport of selected elements in primary and secondary environments; aqueous and supercritical fluids; complexing and ion-pairing phenomena. Exploration, extraction and ore processing will be illustrated with hands-on examples using advanced analytical instrumentation. A three day field trip to western NSW will be undertaken during the mid-session break.


Courses
2743.3Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
2743.4Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
2743.5Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
3675.1Bachelor of ScienceCONTINUING
3675.2Bachelor of ScienceCONTINUING


Specialisations

M3053.1GeochemistryCONTINUING
SM3043.1GeochemistryCONTINUING




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