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Environmental Chemistry

This course will introduce the concepts of inorganic and organic chemistry that are most relevant to soils and aquatic systems. Lectures will cover atomic and molecular structure, formulae and equations, equilibria, gases, acids and bases, major classes and nomenclature of organic compounds, functional groups, detergents and environmental applications. The laboratory will support the lecture content with an emphasis on analytical and organic chemistry. The experiment will introduce the students to laboratory equipment, data collection and the interpretation of analytical results.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Environmental Biology and Reclamation Technician program or permission of the Dean
Recommended Background: CHEM 30 
Hours: 70 hrs (3-2)