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Author Wright, John, 1944 March 15-

Title Environmental chemistry / John Wright
Published London : Routledge, 2003


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Description x, 419 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Series Routledge introductions to environment series
Routledge introductions to environment series.
Summary The book considers some basic chemical concepts, including the structure of the atom, the elements, isotopes, radioactive decay, electronic configurations, chemical reactivity and bonding, the mole as a unit and chemical solution concentration and pH. It then examines such topics as planet Earth and the origin of our environment - the formation of elements and Earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere; the Earth as a finite resources - renewable and non-renewable resources; risk and hazards - risk assessment and management and hazard identification; energy, entropy and rates of reaction - an introduction to chemical reactions occurring in the environment; an introduction to the lithosphere and its erosion and pollution; the chemistry of the atmosphere and its pollution; the properties of natural waters and their pollution; organic chemicals and their environmental effects; energy production
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Environmental chemistry.
LC no. 2002014941
ISBN 0415226015 paperback alkaline paper
0415226007 alkaline paper