Chemistry of Variable Charge Soils

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorT. R. Yu

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This book, based on research carried out at the Academia Sinica over the past 30 years, explains the basic difference between the variable charge soils of tropical and subtropical regions, and the constant charge soils of temperate regions. It will focus on the chemical properties of thevariable charge soils--properties which have important bearing on soil management practices, including maximizing soil productivity and combating soil pollution.

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This book, based on research carried out at the Academia Sinica over the past 30 years, explains the basic difference between the variable charge soils of tropical and subtropical regions, and the constant charge soils of temperate regions. It will focus on the chemical properties of thevariable charge soils--properties which have imp...

T. R. Yu is at Academia Sinica, Nanjing.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:520 pages, 9.45 × 6.38 × 1.14 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195097459

ISBN - 13:9780195097450

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Surface Charge3. Electrostatic Adsorption of Cations4. Electrostatic Adsorption of Anions5. Specific Adsorption of Cations6. Coordination Adsorption of Anions7. Electrokinetic Properties8. Electric Conductance9. Ion Diffusion10. Reactions with Hydrogen Ions11. Acidity12. Lime Potential13. Oxidation-Reduction Reactions14. Ferrous Ions and Manganous IonsIndex

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"This book is a compilation of data on the chemical properties of some variable-charge soils that the staff of the Department of Soil Electrochemistry, Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Nanjing have accumulated during the last 3 decades. . . . Although the chapters werewritten by different authors, the style of presentation is remarkably uniform, indicating tight editorial control and supervision. The same can be said about the diagrams and figures, whose clarity and quality are an attractive feature of the book. . . . The text is printed on a good quality paper,is easy to read, and contains few typographical errors for its length. . . . [T]he contents seem to be consistent with the overall objective. . . . Because it contains a wealth of data on the electro- and surface-chemical properties of variable-charge soils, libraries serving soil chemists andagronomists in tropical countries would do well to have a copy on their shelves."--Soil Science