Chemistry and the Environment

Chemistry and the Environment

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This textbook presents the chemistry of the environment using the full strength of physical, inorganic and organic chemistry, in addition to the necessary mathematics and physics. It provides a broad yet thorough description of the environment and the environmental impact of human activity using scientific principles. It gives an accessible account while paying attention to the fundamental basis of the science, showing derivations of formulas and giving primary references and historical insight. The authors make consistent use of professionally accepted nomenclature (IUPAC and SI), allowing transparent access to the material by students and scientists from other fields. This textbook has been developed through many years of feedback from students and colleagues. It includes more than 400 online student exercises that have been class tested and refined. The book will be invaluable in environmental chemistry courses for advanced undergraduate and graduate students and professionals in chemistry and allied fields.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 128 b/w illus. 131 tables
  • 1139109391
  • 9781139109390

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'... [a] thorough, well-written, advanced work ... A thorough understanding of this material could occupy a full academic year and would provide a valuable graduate education in environmental chemistry ... Highly recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, professionals.' D. H. Stedman, Choiceshow more

Table of contents

1. The Earth; 2. Environmental dynamics; 3. The spheres; 4. Chemistry of the atmosphere; 5. Chemistry of the hydrosphere; 6. Chemistry of the pedosphere; 7. Global cycles of the elements; 8. The chemicals industry; 9. Environmental impact of selected chemicals; 10. The chemistry of climate change.show more

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