Soil and Environmental Chemistry


  • William Bleam, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Soil and Environmental Chemistry emphasizes the problem-solving skills students will need when they enter their chosen field.  Combining valuable soil chemistry concepts into the “big picture” by discussing how other soil and environmental factors affect the soil chemical concepts being discussed makes the text relevant to today’s soil science curriculums.

This revised reprint provides edits to formulas, numbers, and text.

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Upper-level undergraduate students studying soil chemistry without an extensive background in calculus and only limited background in physical chemistry.  This includes soil science majors as well as environmental science majors.


Book information

  • Published: July 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-415797-2

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Elements: Their Origin and Abundance,
Chapter Two: Soil Moisture and Hydrology,
Chapter Three: Clay Mineralogy & Clay Chemistry,
Chapter Four: Ion Exchange,
Chapter Five: Natural Organic Matter,
Chapter Six: Water Chemistry,
Chapter Seven: Environmental Acidity & Alkalinity,
Chapter Eight: Adsorption & Surface Chemistry,
Chapter Nine: Redox Chemistry,
Chapter Ten: Risk Assessment.