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F&ES 707 01 (23903) /ENAS640/EVST344/F&ES344
Aquatic Chemistry
Gaboury Benoit
TTh 1.00-2.15 ESC 110
Spring 2014 
 
4 credits. A detailed examination of the principles governing chemical reactions in water. Emphasis on developing the ability to predict the aqueous chemistry of natural, engineered, and perturbed systems based on a knowledge of their biogeochemical setting. Calculation of quantitative solutions to chemical equilibria. Focus on inorganic chemistry. Topics include elementary thermodynamics, acid-base equilibria, alkalinity, speciation, solubility, mineral stability, redox chemistry, and surface complexation reactions. Three hours lecture, weekly problem sets.
Prerequisites: general chemistry, algebra, and F&ES 708a or equivalent.