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SLE150 - Environmental Chemistry

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Not available from 2016 onward

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Tim Tutt





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

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


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.


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

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

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