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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