Academic Catalog

GEOE540 CLAY MINERALOGY

Course Code: 5640540
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Geological Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. ASUMAN GNAL TRKMENOLU
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Classification and structural mineralogy of the major groups of clay minerals based on AIPEA nomenclature. Species variation within groups discussed in terms of substitution, layer stacking arrangement and ion exchange capacity. Dehydration-rehydration reactions and clay organic complexes. Laboratory devoted to analytical methods, interpretation of data and calculation of structural formulas.