Environmental Chemistry of Soils

Environmental Chemistry of Soils

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This introduction to modern soil chemistry describes chemical processes in soils in terms of established principles of inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. The text provides an understanding of the structure of the solid mineral and organic materials from which soils are formed, and explains such important processes as cation exchange, chemisorption and physical absorption of organic and inorganic ions and molecules, soil acidification and weathering, oxidation-reduction reactions, and development of soil alkalinity and swelling properties. Environmental rather than agricultural topics are emphasized, with individual chapters on such pollutants as heavy metals, trace elements, and inorganic chemicals.
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  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 38.1mm | 771.12g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous line figures, tables
  • 0195070119
  • 9780195070118

About Murray B. McBride

Murray B. McBride is Professor of Soil Chemistry at Cornell University. His research interests include the investigation of processes by which metals and organic molecules bond with colloidal mineral and organic materials of soils. He has published over a hundred research articles, including papers on the application of electron spin resonance and other spectroscopic techniques to the stidy of the soil surface-solution interface. He is a fellow of the Soil Science Society of America.
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