Coursebooks

Environmental chemistry

ENV-200

Lecturer(s) :

Kohn Tamar
von Gunten Urs

Language:

English

Summary

This course provides students with an overview over the basics of environmental chemistry. This includes the chemistry of natural systems, as well as the fate of anthropogenic chemicals in natural systems. It enables students to apply general chemical concepts to natural systems.

Content

Keywords

carbonate system, alkalinity, partitioning, photochemisty, redox, speciation

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

General chemistry

Recommended courses

Biochemistry

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Teaching methods

Lecture ex cathedra, exercises

Expected student activities

participation in homework sessions

Assessment methods

40 % midterm exam during the semester, 60 % exam during exam session

Midterm exam on 4th November 2019.

Resources

Bibliography

 

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

provided weekly via moodle

Moodle Link

Prerequisite for

Pollutants analysis in the environment, Ecotoxicology, Fate and behaviour of organic pollutants

In the programs

    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Environmental chemistry
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Passerelle HES - SIE, 2019-2020, Autumn semester
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Environmental chemistry
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Environmental chemistry
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14ELA1CM4   
14-15ELA1   
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
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  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German