Basics of Geochemistry, 7.5 credits

About the education

The course introduces basics concepts in geochemistry with the aim to explain and understand geological processes and the distribution of elements. Subjects in the course cover the chemical and isotopic composition of the Earth and the solar system, the geochemistry of important gases such as oxygen and carbon dioxide, as well as the behavior of acids, bases, buffers, and redox processes in natural waters. The course also includes an introduction of organic geochemistry. The course consists of lectures, theoretical exercises, and laboratory exercises.

Subject: Geological Sciences

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Area of interest: Science and Mathematics

Science and mathematics help us understand how the world around us is connected – from the origin and structure of the universe, to the development and function of humanity and all other organisms on earth.

Scientific knowledge makes it possible to critically examine the credibility of information in different areas of everyday life, society, and the media.

As a scientist or mathematician, you will be attractive on a large job market that covers all parts of society and includes everything from pure technology companies to environment and healthcare, as well as research.

Department responsible for education

Department of Geological Sciences