Fall 2019 - CHEM 371 D100
Chemistry of the Aqueous Environment (3)
Class Number: 3667
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 9, 2019
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
1 778 782-7661
Prerequisites:CHEM 281 and CHEM 360, both with a minimum grade of C-.
An introduction to chemical processes in the aqueous environment. Quantitative treatment of the variables determining the composition of natural systems. Chemistry of aqueous toxic agents, wastewater treatment, and related matters. Quantitative.
This course will provide an introduction to chemical processes in the aqueous environment. Discussions will include a rationalization of the chemistry of aqueous systems in the environment through the use of basic chemical principles, and a balanced perspective with respect to qualitative / quantitative basis for the treatment of the variables determining the chemical speciation of natural systems. Topics of particular interest for the discussions will include chemistry of aqueous systems, aqueous toxic agents, wastewater treatment, and current topics in aqueous chemistry.
3 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week
- Chemical speciation in the aqueous environment
- Thermodynamics and kinetics as it relates to aquatic chemistry
- Acid-base chemistry of the aquatic environment and the carbonate system
- Fulvic and humic acids; colloidal materials, metal complexes, gases
- Redox chemistry of the aquatic environment
- Quantitative analyses in the aquatic environment
- Toxic substances in the environment, speciation and lifetimes of pollutants
- Waste water treatment, related chemical processes and analyses
- Current topics in aqueous chemistry of the environment
- Quiz 5%
- Midterm Exam 25%
- Term Paper 20%
- Term Presentation 10%
- Final Exam 40%
Stumm & Morgan. Aquatic Chemistry: Chemical Equilibria and Rates in Natural Waters. 3rd Ed. 1995. Publisher: Wiley. (print or electronic version)
Howard. Aquatic Environmental Chemistry. 1998. Publisher: Oxford Chemistry Primers. (supplementary text book)
Department Undergraduate Notes:
A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.
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