2nd Edition

Soil Physical Chemistry

Edited By

Donald L. Sparks

ISBN 9780873718837
Published July 7, 1998 by CRC Press
432 Pages

USD $200.00

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Book Description

Soil Physical Chemistry, Second Edition takes up where the last edition left off. With comprehensive and contemporary discussions on equilibrium and kinetic aspects of major soil chemical process and reactions this excellent text/reference presents new chapters on precipitation/dissolution, modeling of adsorption reactions at the mineral/water interface, and the chemistry of humic substances. An emphasis is placed on understanding soil chemical reactions from a microscopic point of view and rigorous theoretical developments such as the use of modern in situ surface chemical probes such as x-ray adsorption fine structure (XAFS), Fournier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopies, and scanning probe microscopies (SPM) are discussed.

Table of Contents

Electrochemistry of the Double Layer: Principles and Applications to Soils, Upendra Singh and Goro Uehara
Chemical Modeling of Ion Adsorption in Soils, John M. Zachara and John C. Westall
Thermodynamics of the Soil Solution, Donald L. Suarez
Kinetics and Mechanisms of Chemical reactions at the Soil Mineral/Water Interface, Donald L. Sparks
Precipitation/Dissolution Reactions in Soils, Wayne P. Robarge
The Chemistry of Soil Organic Matter, Nicola Senesi and Elisabetta Loffredo
Characterizing Soil Redox Behavior, Richmond J. Bartlett

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"In this very complete book of soil physical chemistry employing concepts of chemical physics to soil technology, the chemical reactions of this chemistry are explained in detail, utilizing kinetics, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, and precipitation reactions."
-K. Bennett,Choice