Chemical equilibria are fundamental in the understanding of biological and
environmental processes and in chemical analysis. This course emphasizes quantitative
and graphical interpretation of acid-base, solubility, distribution, complex
ion, and redox equilibria in aqueous solution and soils. Laboratory work stresses
application of gravimetric, volumetric, spectrophotometric, and potentiometric
techniques. Pre-professional preparation requiring one term of quantitative
analysis is satisfied by Chemistry 220. Three class periods and one laboratory
period per week. Offered each spring.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 117 or facility with mole calculations.