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::

  1. Aquatic Chemistry: Chemical Equilibria and Rates in Natural Waters, 3rd Edition 1040 pages By Werner StummJames J. Morgan

Course Assessment:

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%,

  • Assignments 10%,

  • Final Examination 50%,

Attendance 95%compulsory