GETh 105: Fundamentals of Chemistry in Geography and Environment

Course IDCourse NameInstructorRoom NumberTime
GETh 105Fundamentals of Chemistry in Geography and EnvironmentFarzana Ahmed Mohuya20312:00-12:50 P.M. (Monday), 10:00-10:50 A.M. (Wednesday)

1. Environmental Chemistry: Meaning, Scope and Importance.
2. Structure of Atom; Electron, Proton and Neotrons; Atomic number, Atomic mass; Isotopes
3. State of Matters: solid, liquid and gas; changes of state:
4. Elements: Definition, Classification; Properties
5. Oxidation and Reduction: Definition; Balancing Chemical Equations; Titration;
6. Acid and Base: Definition; Properties; Acid-base Equilibrium; Ionic Product of Water; Strength of Acid and Base: pH, Acid-Base Titration: Indicator; Buffer Solution
7 Biogeochemical cycle: Nitrogen cycle; Carbon cycle, Oxygen cycle;
8. Chemical pollution of soil: Pesticide; Insecticide; Soiled Waste
9. Chemical pollution of water: Trace elements; Water quality parameters; Industrial Effluents; Pesticide; Insecticide; Oil Spill; Sewerage
10. Chemical pollution of Air: Green House Effect; CO2, CO, SOx, NOx, CFC, Acid Rain, Hydrocarbons, Smog, Particulates
11. Chemical Toxicology: Toxic Chemical in Environment; Effect of Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury, and Cyanide
12. Environmental Pollution and Human Health

Suggested Readings:
Asthana, D.K. and Asthoma, M (1998) Environment Problems and Solutions, S. Chand and Company Ltd. New Delhi.
O’Riordan, T (1995) Environmental Science for Environmental Management, Longman, New York
White, I.D. Mattershead, D.N. and Harrison, S.J. (1992) Environmental System, Chapman and Hail, London
Smith, P.M. and Warr, K. (1999) Global Environmental Issue, Hodder & Stoughton, London
Miller, G.T (1994) Living in the Environment, ITP, California.
Manahan, S. E. 2009. fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry, Third Edition. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, USA.

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