Introduction to Environmental Chemistry

An introduction to principles of chemistry focusing on anthropogenic impacts from energy and agriculture to Earth's atmosphere and hydrosphere. Topics include: atomic, structure, periodic properties; molecular structure; redox, acid-base, and solubility reactions; enthalpy of phase changes and combustion reactions; and stoichiometry. Includes laboratory focused on field sampling, statistics, and environmental analysis. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World requirement. (Not offered 2022-23).

Prerequisite: Prior High School Chemistry class is highly recommended.

Degree requirement — Critical Perspectives: I

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