CHEM 411 Geochemistry of Natural Waters (also Geol 411)
A quantitative examination of the chemical processes that occur in aquatic environments, including precipitation, gas exchange, acid-base, redox, complexation, and adsorption reactions. Emphasis is on equilibrium and steady-state calculations as a tool for understanding the distribution and fate of inorganic chemical species in natural waters. Examples and case studies are used to address a variety of water types (e.g., lakes, oceans, rivers, estuaries, groundwaters, and wastewaters), pollutant fate, and geochemistry. Prerequisites: Chem 102 or Chem 111 or permission of instructor. Chem 311 and Chem 352 recommended.
(Credit, full course.) White