GEOCHEMISTRY

GEOCHEMISTRY

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Code
57253
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8763 Earth Sciences (L-34) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
GEO/08
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Earth Sciences)
semester
1° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials
More information regarding this unit may be available in Italian.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the teaching is to provide the basic knowledge on chemico-physical and thermodynamic laws that govern solid-melt-gas phase equilibria and reactivity of Earth materials. Major topics are: i) geochemistry and thermodynamics of crystalline solids (pure solids and solid mixtures); ii) geochemistry of silicate melts and glasses; iii) phase diagrams of petrogenetic interest; iv) geochemistry of aqueous solutions (e.g. Eh-pH and activity diagrams); v) geochemistry of gaseous phases; vi) basic concepts of cosmochemistry and isotopic geochemistry (e.g. age of the Earth, meteorites). Some lectures, tutorials and practice on computational modelling in geochemistry are also included in the course.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS