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Soil Physical Chemistry

2nd Edition

Edited by Donald L. Sparks

CRC Press

432 pages

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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.

Reviews

"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

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013010
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Analytic
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General