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CHE 140 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry

3 Credit(s) SR
This course investigates the chemical processes widespread in our environment: natural waters, earth and soil, and atmosphere. Chemical concepts such as reduction and oxidation processes, equilibria in aqueous solution, and reactions of hazardous inorganic and organic compounds will be covered. Specific topics will include: air pollution, the chemical basis of ozone depletion, global warming, acid rain, photochemical smog, natural resources and renewable energy, and water pollution and remediation. This course will also provide opportunities to the students to develop critical reasoning, effective literature survey strategies and presenting the results of a scientific term project in a professional formal. A background in algebra and physical sciences is recommended. Three lecture hours per week.
Prerequisite: Basic math competency.