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SLE150 - Environmental Chemistry

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Warrnambool
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

SLE252

Unit chair:

Bob Collins

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

SLE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 6 x 3 hour practicals per trimester

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit introduces you to the basic principles of chemistry as applied to natural environments and gives you the skills to apply these principles to practical situations. This unit considers interactions between the atmosphere, natural waters, land-based processes and living organisms.  Specific environmental issues include atmospheric pollution (including the ozone layer depletion and climate change); the physical and chemical properties of water, the composition of natural waters; properties of fresh and marine waters; aquatic equilibria; the biological significance of dissolved substances and particulate material, and the cycling of elements through aquatic environments.

Assessment

Test 20%, practical component 40%, examination 40%

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