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

Lecture 4: Weathering and Clay Mineral Formation

Overview

Weathering reactions release chemical species into rivers and groundwater and transform primary minerals into colloidal phases such as phyllosilicate clays and iron (hydr)oxides. These secondary minerals play important roles in aqueous geochemistry insofar as they sorb dissolved ions by surface complexation and ion exchange.

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