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Physical and Environmental Chemistry I - CBMS207

Environmental issues are of foremost concern in the world today. The environment depends on complex interactions of chemical and physical processes. In this unit these processes are explored through the study of the underlying principles that govern the properties and behaviour of chemical systems. Physical chemistry permeates all of modern chemistry and many adjoining areas such as biomolecular sciences, materials science and environmental science. Using environmental chemistry examples and contexts, we explore the what, why and how fast of chemistry: structure, energy and rate. These topics are examined in terms of the origin, transport and fate of chemicals in the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Ian Jamie

CBMS101(Cr) or CBMS102 Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):

Medical Sciences


Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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