The Chemistry of Soils
This is a rigorous introduction to soil chemistry for non-specialist undergraduates and graduate researchers. The author describes soil minerals and organic matter in soils and the soil solution, and provides in-depth coverage of important chemical processes - these include solubility reactions, oxidation-reduction phenomena, adsorption, and ion exchange. The three final chapters present detailed applications to soil-plant relationships, fertilizer reactions in soils, acidity, salinity, mineral weathering, and soil management. Over 200 problems of varying difficulty are co-ordinated with the text, and an appendix of SI units summarizes their use in soil chemistry.
- Hardback | 290 pages
- 157.48 x 236.22 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
- 20 Jul 1989
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- line drawings and tables throughout
Table of contents
The chemical composition of soils; Soil minerals; Soil organic matter; The soil solution; Mineral solubility; Electrochemical phenomena; Soil particle surfaces; Soil adsorption phenomena; Exchangeable ions; Soil colloidal phenomena; Soil acidity; Soil sanity; Soil fertility; Appendix.