Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Geochemistry * JZ   301 5 2 2.5 3

Prerequisites and co-requisites yok
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator
Doç.Dr.MUSTAFA AKYILDIZ1. Öğretim Grup:A
The lesson aims to teach the formation of elements in the Earth and in the universe, The distribution and the behaviors of elements in rocks,examining the geological events by chemical methods, understanding the chemical reactions in evolving mineralization,calculating the stability fields of any given mineral assemblage.
Introduction to igneous environments. Crystallization of magma. Textures and minerals formed by crystallization of magma. Classification of igneous rocks and their characteristics. Ultrabasic and basic rocks. Silica-saturated intermediate rocks. Acidic rocks. Feldspathoid-rich mafic rocks. Feldspathoid-rich felsic rocks. Lamprofyres. Pyroclastic rocks

Learning Outcomes

Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
Uses Fundamental Geological information, having necessary information in Mathematical and Natural sciences and employs theoretical and applied information in these areas in engineering solutions. Identifies, formulizes and solves geological problems. Real
Uses necessary techniques and instruments for geological applications Identifies rock types, draws geological maps and cross sections. Investigates and reports all kinds of natural resources and geological hazards
Thinks, interprets, analyzes and synthesizes geological events in 3D. Chooses and applies necessary methods and instruments for engineering applications. Uses the information technology effectively.
Designs and performs experiments, collects data and interprets the results.
Works and undertakes responsibility in solving geological problems both individually and in multidiciplinary working groups
Investigates to obtain scientific information, and uses data bases and other data sources actively. Has an awareness of life long learning; follows developments in science and technology to keep up to date
Initiates effective interactions in Turkish both orally and in written form, and speaks at least one foreign language. Defines necessities in learning in scientific, social, cultural and artistic areas and improves himself/herself continuously.
Knows job related and ethical responsibilities, project management, office applications and safety, and realizes juridical responsibilities of engineering applications. Knows the universal and societal effects of engineering solutions and applications. Ha

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Introduction to geochemistry: History, issues, scope reading
2 Elements: General information, periodic table, elements, origins, development of stars, hydrogen combustion, big bang, geochemical classification of the elements. reading
3 Ion radius, chemical bonding, coordination principle, ionic potential, displacement reading
4 Meteoroids: Classification, mineralogical and chemical composition of chondrites, the origin of meteorites, meteorites relations with the formation of the earth. reading
5 The composition of the Earth: the core, mantle, continental crust, oceanic crust, mineralogical and chemical composition of these different environments, slow and rapid opened mid-ocean ridges, magma formation reading
6 The composition of the Earth: the core, mantle, continental crust, oceanic crust, mineralogical and chemical composition of these different environments, slow and rapid opened mid-ocean ridges, magma formation reading
7 Acids and Bases: The concept of equilibrium reactions, dissolution, dissolution of acids and bases, hydrolysis, amorphous silica dissolution, dissolution of the salts reading
8 Midterm exam prep. of exam
9 Activity and concentration. mineral deposition and dissolution, saturation index reading
10 Thermodynamics, System, thermodynamics 1 and 2 laws, the Gibbs free energy of formation, free energy change of temperature and pressure, the equilibrium constant with temperature change reading
11 Mineral Stability Diagrams: General information, Eh-pH values ??in nature, the preparation of Eh-pH diagrams reading
12 Mineral Stability Diagrams: Eh-pH diagrams of the gas pressure, Fe and Mn minerals sensitivity areas, the partial pressure dissolution and preparation of diagrams, diagrams, interpretation reading
13 Basic Concepts, indicators and trace elements, the primary geochemical dispersion and sampling methods reading
14 What is isotope, varieties, usage in mineral deposits reading
15 isotope applications reading
16-17 Final Exam prep. of exam

Recommended or Required Reading
Additional Resources
 Akçay, M., 2002 Jeokimya : Temel kavramlar ve uygulamaya aktarımı KTÜ Trabzon 506s Çagatay, N., Erler A., Jeokimya : Temel kavramlar ve İlkeler 1984 TJK Ankara 293 s  Erler A., Jeokimya : Ortamlar 1986 TJK Ankara 351 s  Geochemistry. Harry Y. McSween, Steven M. Richardson, Maria E. Uhle, Columbia University Press 2003