Quantitative and isotope geochemistry

Quantitative and isotope geochemistry

Code: 44008
ECTS: 7.0
Lecturers in charge: doc. dr. sc. Zorica Petrinec - Lectures
Lecturers: Zorica Petrinec - Practicum
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The lecturer is not able to offer courses in English at this time.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 45
Practicum 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Chemical equilibrium. Acids and basis, buffers, (carbonate equilibrium, sea water as buffer, ion activity). Carbonate sediments (hydrolysis, carst phenomena, carbonate deposition, tuffa). Kinetics (chemical weathering, catalysis, complexation). Structural chemistry (bond types, isomorphism, polymorphism). Colloids, (organic, silica, Fe-Mn hydroxides, stability). Clay minerals and soil. Thermodynamic equilibria (phase rule, thermodynamic lows and functions). Eh-pH diagrams. Organic matter in sediments (diagenesis, epigenesis, maturation, genesis of oil and gas). Magma (Nernst coef. of distribution, REE, ionic potential, phase diagrams). Stabile isotopes, C,O,S,H, geothermometry. Radiogenic isotopes Rb/Sr, K/Ar, Ar/Ar, U-Th-Pb, Sm-Nd, 14C, geochronology. Historical geochemistry.

Learning outcomes:

Study of quantitative and isotope geochemistry requires basic knowledge of physics, chemistry, mineralogy and petrology. According to the past experience int he frame of Bologna process, the fundamental knowledge is elaborated, but students skills in solving geochemical problems by use of mathematical tools is not adequate.
In the progress of the course acquried skill is significantly improved by satisfactory time devoted to students practice. Laboratory exercise would be another way to improve understanding of complex subjects, and their application in the field of economic geology, petrology and geochemistry of environment.
Study program intensively uses Internet, great choice of text books and scientific journals.
  1. Richardson, S.M. & McSween, Jr., H.Y.: Geochemistry, pathways and processes. Prentice Hall, 1989., str. 488.
  2. Prohić, E.: Geokemija, Targa, 1998., str. 554.
1. semester
Mandatory course - Mandatory studij - Environmental Geology
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Mandatory course - Mandatory studij - Graduate Study of Geology
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