As reactive constituents, organic matter (OM) molecules interact with their surroundings. These interactions determine the fate of OM (e.g., degradation, mobilization), and may also alter the course and/or progress of different non organic reactions (e.g., mineral dissolution and precipitation). The goal of this chapter is to give an overview of these mutual effects between OM and water-rock interactions. The various interactions between organic molecules and minerals are of interest in a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines. Some of them are included in the classical framework of water-rock interactions (e.g., weathering processes, soil sciences, environmental geochemistry and petroleum geology). Other...

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