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Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PLSCS 3650 - Environmental Chemistry: Soil, Air, and Water

Spring. 3 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: CHEM 2070 -CHEM 2080  or CHEM 1560 .

M. B. McBride.

Overview of the chemistry of the biosphere and biogeochemical processes that control the fluxes, concentrations, and bioavailability of essential elements and pollutants in soil, air, and water. Gives particular attention to soil’s function as a filter for contaminants. Describes the history of environmental contamination by xenobiotics and heavy metals, with emphasis on behavior and properties of pollutants that pose the greatest risk to human and ecological health.

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