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217s    Environmental Chemistry    Application of chemical principles to the environment with an emphasis on the interaction among chemical, physical, geological, and biological processes. Current topics such as acid deposition, global warming, atmospheric ozone loss, and the fate and toxicity of heavy metals will be discussed in the context of natural environmental processes. Prerequisite: Chemistry 142. Three credit hours.    KING

Chemistry 217:  Syllabus


SPRING 20082010

Professor:  Whitney King                                                     
Office: 208B Keyes (x5755)
Home: 873-6154
Cell: 207-649-9674
email: dwking@colby.edu

Texts:
Spiro and Stigliani. Chemistry of the Environment. 2nd edition 2003 Manahan, Stanley, Environmental Chemistry, 9th, 2010.

Reference:
Broecker, W. S.,  How to Build a Habitable Planet, ELDGO Press, 1985
Bunce, Nigel J., Environmental Chemistry 2nd. Ed., Wuerz Publishing, 1994

Howard. Aquatic Environmental Chemistry. Oxford Chemistry Primers. 1998

vanLoon and Duffy, Environmental Chemistry: a global perspective, Oxford, 2005
  Spiro and Stigliani. Chemistry of the Environment. 2nd edition 2003 

Grading:
Homework               25%
Hour Exams             25%
Class Participation    25%
Final                        25%
 
Approximate Lecture and Exam Schedule
Date    Reading   

Date

Reading

Topic

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1

Manahan 1, 19

Energy Flow

2/8

Manahan 15

Geosphere

2/15

Manahan 9,10

Atmosphere

3/1

Manahan 13, 14

climate

3/8

Manahan

Exam I 3/17

3/29

Manahan 11, 12

Acid Rain and Smog

4/5

Manahan 3

Troposphere and Water

4/12

Manahan 4, 5

Geochemistry

4/19

Manahan 6, 7

Geochemistry II

4/26

Manahan 8

Redox and Water Treatment

5/3

 

Exam II due

 

exam 13

 

Homework: Homework will be assigned regularly throughout the semester.  All homework will be graded.

Papers/Presentation:  Each student will prepare a five page paper summarizing a recent environmental news event.
See: http://pubs.acs.org/journals/esthag/index_news.html
for a list of recent environmental news stories in ES&T.  Each student will be assigned a class date and will give a 10 minute presentation on their news event.  The paper will be due on the day of the presentation. 

Attendance and Exam Policy:  We will follow the exam and attendance policy posted on the Department of Chemistry Web page.