F&ES 707a/ENAS 640b/F&ES 344b / 2018-2019

Aquatic Chemistry

Credits: 3
Fall 2018: Tu,Th, 1:00-2:15, ESC 110


A detailed examination of the principles governing chemical reactions in water. Emphasis on developing the ability to predict the aqueous chemistry of natural, engineered, and perturbed systems based on a knowledge of their biogeochemical setting. Calculation of quantitative solutions to chemical equilibria. Focus on inorganic chemistry. Topics include acid-base equilibria, alkalinity, speciation, elementary thermodynamics, solubility, mineral stability, redox chemistry, and surface complexation reactions. Prerequisites: general chemistry and a working knowledge of algebra; F&ES 708a or equivalent is desirable, but not required. Three hours lecture, weekly problem sets.

Prerequisites for F&ES 707:
F&ES 708: Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
or equivalent coursework.