Environmental Chemistry: A global perspective

Paperback | October 16, 2010

byGary W. vanLoon, Duffy, Stephen J.

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Chemistry is covered at just the right depth for students to develop a thorough understanding of natural processes.Chemical processes shape the world we live in; the air we breathe, the water we drink, the weather we experience. Guiding us through the chemical composition of the three key environmental systems; the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and terrestrial environment; the authors explain the chemical processeswhich occur within and between each system, allowing for better understanding of how they behave. We then see how human activity continues to affect the chemical behaviour of these environmental systems, and what the consequences of these natural processes being disturbed can be.

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Chemistry is covered at just the right depth for students to develop a thorough understanding of natural processes.Chemical processes shape the world we live in; the air we breathe, the water we drink, the weather we experience. Guiding us through the chemical composition of the three key environmental systems; the atmosphere, hydrosph...

Gary W. vanLoon is Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Queen's University, Canada. Stephen J. Duffy is Head of the Department of Chemistry at Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:530 pages, 10.43 × 7.68 × 0.68 inPublished:October 16, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199228868

ISBN - 13:9780199228867

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Table of Contents

1. Environmental chemistryPart A: The Earth's Atmosphere2. The Earth's atmosphere3. Stratospheric chemistry - ozone4. Tropospheric chemistry - smog5. Tropospheric chemistry - precipitation6. Atmospheric aerosols7. Chemistry of urban and indoor atmospheres8. The chemistry of global climatePart B: The Hydrosphere9. The hydrosphere10. Distribution of species in aquatic systems11. Gases in water12. Organic matter in water13. Metals in the hydrosphere14. Environmental chemistry of colloids and surfaces15. Microbiological processes16. Water pollution and waste-water treatment chemistryPart C: The Terrestrial Environment17. The terrestrial environment18. Soil properties19. The chemistry of solid wastes20. Organic biocides21. The future EarthAppendices

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"I am very impressed with the book and the approach it takes. By linking a wide range of core chemistry to aspects of the environment, it helps students learn about the environment in a rigorous scientific way, but also puts the chemistry into the context of an applied subject." --Dr George Marston, University of Reading, UK