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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CHEM 345 - Environmental Chemistry

Introduction to aquatic, atmospheric, and soil chemistry. Chemical analysis of environmental samples collected on class field trips. Three lectures and six laboratory hours per week. Course will be offered on even numbered years (Spring).

Prerequisite: CHEM 183 with a grade of C- or higher.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply basic chemical concepts, such as equilibrium, oxidation-reduction reactions, kinetics, solubility, and acid-base chemistry to complex environmental processes
  • Collaborate with class mates in researching a topic of interest and presenting it.
  • Derive aqueous concentration of species in different ambient environments from a pE-pH diagram.
  • Collect field samples of waters, air, and soils.
  • Perform various chemical analyses of liquid, solid and gaseous environmental samples.
  • Interpret results obtained from analyses.
  • Coordinate lab work with partners.
  • Perform modeling of speciation of metals in the environment.

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