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

Lecture 1: Kinetics and Dynamics

Overview

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.

Objectives

You should be able to outline:

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