1.080 Environmental Chemistry


Class Info

Covers basic environmental chemistry with a focus on understanding the principles governing the function of both natural systems and systems perturbed or engineered by humans. Emphasizes the key processes that act on chemical species in the atmosphere, natural waters, soils and sediments, allowing for the prediction of chemical concentrations and fates. Topics include acid-base chemistry, metal complexation, mineral dissolution and precipitation, oxidation/reduction reactions, photolysis, phase partitioning including bioaccumulation, and radiochemistry. Concurrent enrollment in 1.083 and 1.107 recommended.

This class has no prerequisites.

1.080 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by P. M. Gschwend.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Fridays in 48-308.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Spring 2014 Subject Evaluations, 1.080 was rated 4.4 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the MIT Course Catalog: Course 1-E site.

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MIT Course Catalog: Course 1-E
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