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Soil Acidity

Garrison Sposito

in The Chemistry of Soils

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190630881
eISBN:
9780197559710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630881.003.0015
Subject:
Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

A soil is acidic if the pH value of the soil solution is less than 7.0. This condition is met in many soils where rainfall exceeds evapotranspiration, including ... More


Soil Minerals

Garrison Sposito

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190630881
eISBN:
9780197559710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630881.003.0006
Subject:
Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

The chemical elements in soil minerals occur typically as charged species arranged in spatial configurations held together by ionic bonds. Ionic bonds involve atoms ... More


Mineral Weathering

Garrison Sposito

in The Chemistry of Soils

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190630881
eISBN:
9780197559710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630881.003.0009
Subject:
Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

Mineral weathering begins with mineral dissolution, typically as induced by protons or by ligands that form strong complexes with metals (Section 1.4). Proton-induced ... More


The Makeup of Soil

Robert E. White

in Soils for Fine Wines

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195141023
eISBN:
9780197561768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195141023.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

Minerals and organic matter comprise the solid phase of the soil. The geological origin of the soil minerals, and the input of organic matter from plants and ... More


Ceramics

Norman Herz and Ervan G. Garrison

in Geological Methods for Archaeology

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195090246
eISBN:
9780197560631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195090246.003.0019
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

Archaeological ceramics refers to products made primarily of clay and containing variable amounts of lithic and other materials as well. The term ceramic is derived from the Greek keramos, which ... More


Fibrous Minerals and Synthetic Fibers

H. Catherine W. Skinner, Malcolm Ross, and Clifford Frondel

in Asbestos and Other Fibrous Materials: Mineralogy, Crystal Chemistry and Health Effects

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195039672
eISBN:
9780197559987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195039672.003.0005
Subject:
Chemistry, Mineralogy and Gems

A mineral is a naturally occurring, crystalline inorganic compound with a specific chemical composition and crystal structure. Minerals are commonly named to honor a person, to indicate the ... More


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