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ES 504 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY                                                                                 (2L+2P) III

Objective
To provide the theoretical and practical knowledge about the Environmental Chemistry and related atmospheric phenomenon

Theory

UNIT I
Introduction, concept and scope of Environmental Chemistry; chemistry of solutions and principles of thermodynamic processes

UNIT II
Basic photochemistry, atmospheric radiation chemistry, photo and radiolytic scavengers and their transformation and nuclear transformation

UNIT III
Acid – Base theory, PAN and atmosphere, classification and nature of environmental pollutants; mechanism of organic reactions and isomerism

UNIT IV
Hydrological cycle in the environment; Oxygen cycle in the environment, Phosphate, Sulphur and Nitrogen cycles in the environment

UNIT V
Chemistry of fossil fuels, chemistry of CFC and Ozone depleting substances and hydrosols

UNIT VI
Chemistry of metals & non-metals with reference to agriculture; chemical toxicology with reference to metals and- non-metals

UNIT VII
Analytical techniques and methodology for detecting major pollutants; chemistry of agrobased- industrial wastes

Practicals
Qualitative organic analysis and detection of functional groups (Alcoholic, Phenolic, Carboxylic acid, Aldehyde and Ketones etc.); Detection of N, P, K, S and Halogens in water and soil samples; Estimation of solution by volumetric & gravimetric analysis; Qualitative and quantitative polyvalent metal analysis; Detection of heavy metals in soil, water and air; Separation of organic components by chromatography; Analytical techniques for environmental pollutant; Analysis of pollutant with GLC & spectrophotometer

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