Syrawood Publishing House
Earth and Planetary Sciences - Geology and Geosciences
Geochemistry is referred to as the study of the phenomena that control the abundance, composition, and distribution of chemical compounds and isotopes in geologic environments. Geochemistry is vital to understand the processes of producing economic concentrations of minerals by hydrothermal, magmatic, metamorphic, hydraulic, or weathering agents. Geochemistry encompasses the topics such as the Earth's aggregate physical and chemical state, introduction to thermodynamics, solutions and simple phase relations, mineral chemistry and aqueous solutions. The chemistry of natural waters, the chemistry of igneous rocks, chemical controls on soil formation, diagenesis, metamorphism, and hydrothermal ore deposition, radioactive isotope geochemistry, stable isotope geochemistry, surface sorption geochemistry, chemical kinetics, oxidation and reduction, organic geochemistry and atmospheric chemistry are also undertaken within this field. This book contains some path-breaking studies in the field of geochemistry. The topics covered herein deal with the core subjects of geochemistry. This book will provide comprehensive knowledge to the readers.