Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Chemistry 321. Chemistry of Natural Waters

This course will focus on the practical uses of water, soil, mineral and bedrock chemistry to further our understanding of the processes that impact surface, ground and ocean waters. We will use the fundamentals of acid-base and redox chemistry to better understand the natural system with an eye to assessing the impact of anthropogenic influences. We will examine aquatic chemistry, chemical cycles between land, ocean and atmosphere, as well as soil formation, weathering and hydrology in both the lab and the field.