This course focuses on analytical techniques used for environmental chemistry, with an emphasis on aquatic chemistry and air pollution. Chemical analyses are conducted in the laboratory according to EPA procedures.
This course introduces fundamental environmental chemistry concepts, such as equilibrium theory and pollutant transport. Field sampling is done according to EPA procedures. Laboratory analysis of the samples emphasizes an understanding of modern chemical analysis and the limitations of each method.
This course continues the first semester of General Chemistry, with a discussion of thermodynamics, equilibrium theory, kinetics, and electrochemistry. The application of each theory is used to study the structure and reactivity of molecules.