A Problem-Solving Approach to Aquatic Chemistry
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A Problem-Solving Approach to Aquatic Chemistry

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This text provides a detailed introduction to aquatic equilibrium chemistry, calculation methods for systems at equilibrium, applications of aquatic chemistry, and chemical kinetics. Software designed especially for the text allows the reader to build complex models by applying equilibrium calculation principles. Important features include material-specific and integrated case studies, thought-provoking questions, key ideas, and historical sketches.
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  • Hardback | 600 pages
  • 205.74 x 254 x 27.94mm | 1,338.09g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0471413860
  • 9780471413868
  • 2,261,655

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Need help in understanding the key concepts of aquaticchemistry?

If you're looking for a unique, thorough introduction to aquaticchemistry that is easy to understand, you have found it! The bookyou are now holding provides a detailed, hands-on introduction toaquatic equilibrium chemistry, calculation methods for systems atequilibrium, applications of aquatic chemistry, and chemicalkinetics.

More than just a presentation of facts, this essential textincludes equilibrium calculation software, which allows youto build complex models by applying equilibrium calculationprinciples.

This book has been designed to be easy to use and easy tounderstand. Here's how it works:

Each chapter begins with an introduction that provides a guideto chapter material and ends with a summary that reviews thechapter's main points.Important terms are defined in context and key ideas aresummarized in the margins.Thoughtful Pauses throughout the presentation provideprovocative questions whose answers are found in the text. Thissimulates the give-and-take found in the classroom.Examples illustrate key quantitative concepts.Each major division of the text begins with a case study. Aportion of the case study is addressed in each subsequent chapterillustrating the principles of that chapter.
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Table of contents

PART I: FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS. Getting Started with the Fundamental Concepts. Concentration Units. Thermodynamic Basis of Equilibrium. Manipulating Equilibria. PART II: SOLUTION OF CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIUM PROBLEMS. Getting Started with the Solution of Chemical Equilibrium Problems. Setting Up Chemical Equilibrium Problems. Algebraic Solution Techniques. Graphical Solution Techniques. Computer Solution Techniques. PART III: ACID-BASE EQUILIBRIA IN HOMOGENOUS AQUEOUS SYSTEMS. Getting Started with Acid-Base Equilibria in Homogenous Aqueous Systems. Acids and Bases. Titrations. Alkalinity and Acidity. PART IV: OTHER EQUILIBRIA IN HOMGENOUS AQUEOUS SYSTEMS. Getting Started with Other Equilibria in Homogenous Aqueous Systems. Complexation. Oxidation and Reduction. PART V: HETEROGENOUS SYSTEMS. Getting Started with Heterogeneous Systems. Gas-Liquid Equilibria. Solid-Liquid Equilibria and the Aquatic Chemistry of Surfaces. PART VI: BEYOND DILUTE SYSTEMS AT EQUILIBRIUM. Getting Started with Beyond Dilute Systems at Equilibrium. Thermodynamics Revisited. Chemical Kinetics of Aquatic Systems. Putting It All Together: Integrated Chemistry of Aquatic Systems. APPENDICES. Appendix A: Background Information. Appendix B: Equilibrium and Steady State. Appendix C: Summary of Procedures. Appendix D: Selected Chemical Equilibrium Constants. Appendix E: Animations and Example Computer Files. Appendix F: Nanoql (also on CD). References. Index.
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