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Environmental Chemistry


By: John Wright

419 pages, Figs


Paperback | Dec 2003 | #119996 | ISBN: 0415226015
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Hardback | Dec 2003 | #119995 | ISBN: 0415226007
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Undergraduate textbook offering an accessible introduction to chemical principles and concepts, and applies them to relevant environmental situations and issues.

'This is a timely and much needed text for students of environmental science or related subjects who need an appreciation of the importance and relevance of environmental chemistry to their studies.' - I David J. Harwood, Director, Institute of Science Education, University of Plymouth


1. Some basic chemical concepts 2. More advanced chemical concepts - energy, entropy and rates of reaction 3. An introduction to organic chemicals 4. Planet Earth and the origin of our environment 5. The Earth as a finite resource 6. Risks and hazards 7. An introduction to the Lithosphere 8. Heavy metals and pollution of the Lithosphere 9. The chemistry of the atmosphere 10. The pollution of the atmosphere 11. Natural waters and their properties 12. Natural waters and their pollution 13. Organic chemicals and the environment 14. Energy production

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