CHEM 3150 Environmental Chemistry

(B) Bachelors
(OS) Halmos Coll of Nat Sci & Ocn
(OCHP) OS - Chemistry and Physics
3 credits

In this course, fundamental principles of chemistry, such as kinetics, equilibrium and bonding, are used to understand the sources, fates and transformations of chemical components in the natural and polluted environments. The topics to be discussed include energy utilization, stratospheric ozone depletion, climate change, air pollution and control, water pollution and treatment, toxic chemicals. Some focus will be placed on environmental implications of energy utilization, chemistry of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere. Prerequisite: CHEM 2200 or CHEM 2400 or CHEM 2400H. Frequency: Odd Year Fall. (Description Last Updated: Summer I 2016 (201650))

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe how fundamental principles of chemistry are applied to a range of environmental issues in their monitoring, evaluation and remediation.
  2. Describe chemical processes in the atmosphere, including stratospheric ozone depletion, photochemical smog, and acid rain.
  3. Discuss the roles of greenhouse gases, aerosols and clouds in climate change.
  4. Describe water pollution mechanisms and treatment technologies.
  5. Use acid-base equilibrium to describe watershed buffering.
  6. Explain the concepts of toxic chemicals in the environment, such as dioxins, pesticides and toxic metals.
Term CRN Dates Campus Instructor
Current Course Offerings
No courses currently scheduled
Future Course Offerings (Subject To Change)
201820 20163 08/21 - 12/10/2017 On-line Course Brown, Candice
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