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Chemistry is covered at just the right depth for students to develop a thorough understanding of natural processes.Chemical processes shape the world we live in; the air we breathe, the water we drink, the weather we experience. Guiding us through the chemical composition of the three key environmental systems; the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and terrestrial environment; the authors explain the chemical processeswhich occur within and between each system, allowing for better understanding of how they behave. We then see how human activity continues to affect the chemical behaviour of these environmental systems, and what the consequences of these natural processes being disturbed can be.
Gary W. VanLoon is Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Queen's University, Canada.
Stephen J. Duffy is Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
Table of Contents
1. Environmental chemistry Part A: The Earth's Atmosphere 2. The Earth's atmosphere 3. Stratospheric chemistry - ozone 4. Tropospheric chemistry - smog 5. Tropospheric chemistry - precipitation 6. Atmospheric aerosols 7. Chemistry of urban and indoor atmospheres 8. The chemistry of global climate Part B: The Hydrosphere 9. The hydrosphere 10. Distribution of species in aquatic systems 11. Gases in water 12. Organic matter in water 13. Metals in the hydrosphere 14. Environmental chemistry of colloids and surfaces 15. Microbiological processes 16. Water pollution and waste-water treatment chemistry Part C: The Terrestrial Environment 17. The terrestrial environment 18. Soil properties 19. The chemistry of solid wastes 20. Organic biocides 21. The future Earth Appendices