Unit Code: CHE703

Unit Title: Environmental Chemistry

I welcome you to this unit (CHE703) and hope that you will find it interesting and enriching. This unit will introduce you to Environmental chemistry with depth. Environmental chemistry is the study of various divisions of the environment and explains the possible consequences of the overuse of natural resources to foster an appreciation of the catastrophic consequences of negligent human act. Environmental issues that will be discussed are the chemical reactions occurred in the atmospheres, ozone depletion, atmospheric pollutants and their sources, global warming and acid rain, climate change, water and its special properties, chemical reaction taking place in water bodies, water pollution and their sources, soil formation, characteristics and pollution.