F&ES 707b/ENAS 640b/F&ES 344b

Aquatic Chemistry

2014-2015
Credits: 4
Spring 2015: 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. Three hours lecture, weekly problem sets.

Prerequisites for F&ES 707:
F&ES 708: Biogeochemistry and Pollution
or equivalent coursework.