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Environmental Chemistry - Water (6 points)


Leader: Dr Richard Morrison

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Malaysia First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)
Malaysia First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: A fundamental understanding of the principles underlying aquatic chemistry and their application in the study of aquatic processes. Includes: equilibria, activity and solubility; acid-base and carbonate equilibria, coordination chemistry and complexation, trace metal speciation, aquatic colloid and surface chemistry, estuarine processes and lake biogeochemistry, physico-chemical features of estuaries, rivers and lakes, light and heat in aquatic systems, major ions in natural waters, redox equilibria, dissolved gases, biogeochemical cycling of nutrients and contaminants, eutrophication. The practical component covers common major analytical techniques and two field excursions.

Assessment: Examination (2 x 2 hours): 70% + Practical and field work: 30%

Contact Hours: Three 1-hour lectures and the equivalent of one 3-hour experiment or field trip per week

Prerequisites: CHM1011 or CHM1031 or BMS1011 or equivalent.

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