Jul 16, 2024  
Rensselaer Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2022-2023 [Archived Catalog]

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ERTH 4540 - Organic Geochemistry


Origin, transformation, and fate of organic matter on Earth. This course is chemistry-focused and incorporates concepts from biology, geology, and ecology. This course emphasizes reactivity, transport, and storage mechanisms which control the distribution of organic matter in terrestrial and marine systems. Analytical techniques for characterizing organic matter and applications to carbon cycling in natural and perturbed environments are also discussed.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisites: CHEM 1100  and ERTH 1200 , or permission of instructor.

When Offered: Fall term annually.



Credit Hours: 4



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