Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol
Environmental Geochemistry
Prof. D.M. Sherman

Lecture 1: Kinetics and Dynamics


One of the fundamental features of geochemistry is that it deals with "open systems". Open systems usually go to "steady state" rather than chemical equlibrium. To predictthe chemistry of a system at steady state, we need to understand the rates of chemical reactions relative to the fluxes in and out of the system.


You should be able to outline:

Lecture Notes (PDF)

Take the On-Line Quiz

Supplemental Reading

Back to the Environmental Geochemistry course homepage

There have been 5,979 visits to this page. Last Modified on April 16, 2013 at 12:51.