Fundamentals of chemical equilibrium in natural water systems. Behavior of open and closed aqueous and multi-media (air/water/solids) systems. Chemistry of major species affecting the environment. Identification of key parameters for characterizing water quality. Recommended: one year of general chemistry or equivalent.
The language of aquatic chemistry The fundamental principles governing relevant processes. How to determine major physico-chemical components of environmental systems What are the properties of major and minor contributing species What are the interactions between them How to describe and quantify involved equilibria
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Homework 25% Midterm exam 20% Group project 20% Final exam 35%