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7: Soil Chemistry

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    14424
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    Learning Objectives

    • To learn about the variety of soil colloids that exist
    • To understand the fundamentals of soil charge, including isomorphic substitution and cation exchange capacity
    • To become familiar with how pH and electrical conductivity affect soil functions and processes and how to measure these parameters
    • To better understand the concepts and processes behind soil redox reactions

    GOAL: To understand key aspects of chemical nature, properties, and reactions in the soil-environment.

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    7: Soil Chemistry is shared under a CC BY 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Anna R. Schwyter & Karen L. Vaughan (UW Open Education Resources (OER)) via source content that was edited to conform to the style and standards of the LibreTexts platform; a detailed edit history is available upon request.