Introduction to the chemistry of the environment. Topics will include acid rain, global warming, greenhouse effect, ozone layer, photochemical smog, pesticides, eutrophication, and nuclear power. Related ground, air, and water pollution issues as well as pollution abatement measures will also be discussed. No background in chemistry is assumed; the relevant concepts will be developed as needed. Spring.
Fall 2019, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016