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Envr 725 (was 210). Environmental Organic Chemistry (fall, 3 credit hours). Prerequisite: physical chemistry. The purpose of this class is to present some of the common conceptual methods, techniques and tools which are frequently used to describe environmental processes. The following topics are covered from an environmental perspective: fugacities, vapor pressure, Henry's law, solubility and activity coefficients, octanaol-water partitioning coefficients, partitioning and exchange between different media, chemical transformations, photochemical transformation reactions, and biological transformations. The text used is entitled Environmental Organic Chemistry by Schwarzenbach, Gschwend, and Imboden, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1993. Instructor: Kamens

Envr 200-A. Atmospheric Chemistry (spring, 3 credit hours). The first half of the course includes topics on global warming, stratospheric O3, and tropospheric smog chemistry; the second half addresses organic gas-particle phase atmospheric processes. Topics include: Langmurian equilibrium relationships, the BET absorption isotherm, the theory of Yamasaki and Pankow-Junge as it applies to the gas particle partitioning of semivolatile organics, organic secondary aerosol formation (the Odum-Caltech model and the UNC model), organic aerosol sampling, and PAH chemistry in the atmosphere. Instructors: Kamens and Jeffries

 

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