ENV 708b/ENAS 640b/F&ES 344b () / 2021-2022

Aquatic Chemistry

Credits: 3

Spring 2022: Time and location TBA
 

 

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 elementary thermodynamics, acid-base equilibria, alkalinity, speciation, solubility, mineral stability, redox chemistry, and surface complexation reactions.

Prerequisites for ENV 708:
ENV 707: Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
or equivalent coursework.