Course Code: EST 221
Course Title: Aquatic Chemistry
Weekly Class and Application Hours:3-0
Short Course Description: This course examines the chemical reactions and processes involved in both natural (lakes, oceans, rivers) and artificial (wastes) water systems. At first there is a brief introduction to general aspects of chemistry; solution chemistry, structure and properties of water and chemical thermodynamics. Next, we approach in a punitively way the chemistry of water solutions with emphasis on chemical equilibrium and kinetics. Major issues of the course are: acid-base equilibrium (pH, pC-pH diagrams), buffer solutions, acid-base titrations, salinity, deposition, metal complication, oxidation-reduction reactions (pe-pH diagrams).
Textbook and Supplementary Books::
Class Participation 10%,
Mid-term Examination 30%,
Final Examination 50%,