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270192 VO Environmental Chemistry, Lecture (2020S)

2.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 27 - Chemie


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


Language: German

Examination dates



Ort: UZA II (Geozentrum), 1090 Althanstraße 14
Seminarraum 2C 506

Termine: jeweils Freitag 16:00 Uhr bis 17:30 Uhr

06.03; 13.03.; 20.03.; 27.03.; 03.04.; 24.04.; 08.05.; 15.05.; 29.05.; 05.06.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Goals of the course: Basic understanding of natural chemical processes in the environment, as well as human influences on those processes.
Contents of the course: Atmospheric photochemical reactions, photochemical smog, stratospheric ozone and the ozone hole, greenhouse effect, aqueous-phase atmospheric chemistry, aerosols and nucleation theory, the role of volatile organic compounds in the atmosphere, atmospheric removal processes and residence times, geochemical cycles of the elements, basic chemistry of aquatic ecosystems, nanoscale processes in the environment, soil minerals, weathering.
Method: Course held in the form of lectures. Under COVID-19 conditions, the course is being carried out online.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written examination.
Under COVID-19 conditions: online oral exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The maximum achievable number of points is 60.
Minimum requirement: 31 points.
Grading: 0-30 (5); 31-37 (4); 38-45 (3); 46-53 (2); 54-60 (1)

Examination topics

Examinations are to assess the whole content of the course.

Reading list

C. Bliefert, Umweltchemie, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2002.
Jiang, Guibin, Li, Xiang-dong: A New Paradigm for Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology, Springer, 2020.

Association in the course directory

AC-3, UF MA CH 02b

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