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Elements of Environmental Chemistry


By: Ronald A Hites and Jonathan D Raff

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | May 2012 | Edition: 2 | #196680 | ISBN-13: 9781118041550
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This reference takes a quantitative approach to environmental chemistry, employing a concise style. The second edition continues the book's original approach, while adding important topics such as climate change, atmospheric chemisty, the reactive fates of organic compounds and organic pollutants associated with oil spills, and the Stockholm "dirty dozen" (DDT, PCBs and dioxins). With new real-world problems added throughout, this updated text provides a short, quantitative resource ideal for an introductory course in environmental chemistry, as well as a quick primer on the subject for professionals.


1. Simple tool skills 1
2. Mass balance and kinetics 23
3. Atmospheric chemistry 77
4. Climate change and greenhouse effect 123
5. Carbon dioxide equilibria 153
7. Fates or organic compounds 223
8. PCBs, dioxins, and flame retardants 257

A. Primer on organic structures and names 305
B. Answers to the problem set 323
C. Periodic table of the elements 326

Index 329

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