1.76 Aquatic Chemistry

Class Info

Quantitative treatment of chemical processes in aquatic systems such as lakes, oceans, rivers, estuaries, groundwaters, and wastewaters. A brief review of chemical thermodynamics is followed by discussion of acid-base, precipitation-dissolution, coordination, and reduction-oxidation reactions. Emphasis is on equilibrium calculations as a tool for understanding the variables that govern the chemical composition of aquatic systems and the fate of inorganic pollutants.

This class has 3.091, 5.111, and 5.60 as prerequisites.

1.76 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by J. Seewald.

Lecture occurs 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 54-823.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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