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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

Topic

2/7 1

Spiro Manahan 1, 19

Energy Flow

2/12

Spiro 2, 3

Fossil Fuel and Nuclear Energy 8

Manahan 15

Geosphere

2/19 15

Spiro 4 Manahan 9, 5 10

Energy II Atmosphere

2 3/26 1

Spiro 6 Manahan 13, 7 14

Climate climate

3/4 Spiro 8

Oxygen Chemistry

3/11

Nature 249, 810-812 (28 June 1974)

Roland Lecture, Manahan

Exam I 3/13 17

3/18 29

Spiro 9 Manahan 11, 10 12

Troposphere Acid Rain and Water Smog

4/1 5

Spiro 11 Manahan 3

Troposphere and Water Chemistry

4/8 Spiro 12

Geochemistry

4/15

Spiro 13, 14

Redox Chemistry Manahan 4, 5

Geochemistry

4/22

Spiro 15

Nitrogen Cycles, Exam II 4/24 19

Manahan 6, 7

Geochemistry II

4/29 26

Spiro 16

Biosphere Manahan 8

Redox and Water Treatment

5/6 3

Spiro 17

Toxicity  

Exam II due

 

exam 14 13

 

Homework: Homework will be assigned regularly throughout the semester.  All homework will be graded.
Attendance and Exam Policy:  We will follow the exam and attendance policy posted on the Department of Chemistry Web page.