375:522 Environmental Organic Chemistry
Instructor:      Lisa A. Rodenburg (formerly Totten)    Rm 348; 932-9800 x 6218; rodenburg@envsci.rutgers.edu

Spring Semester 2010; Time  Tuesday/Thursday 10:55-12:15 PM, 323 ENRS Building

Grading:  Participation; Problem sets; Class project; Midterm; Final Exam

Text:  Environmental Organic Chemistry, 2nd Ed.  R. Schwarzenbach, P. Gschwend, and D. Imboden, Wiley-Interscience, 2002.
NOTE:  due to my bad planning, this book is not available through the campus book store.  I suggest you order ASAP ifyou plan to take the class. 

Description:  Processes governing the transport and transformation of anthropogenic organic chemicals in the environment.  Topics include chemical-physical properties of organic chemicals, air-water and air-land exchange, atmospheric processes and deposition, sorption processes, bioaccumulation, chemical transformations, photochemical transformations, modeling concepts, case studies.

Once you have registered for this course, you should be able to log on to the course sakai site


 

Tentative Dates

Jan 19

Jan 21

Jan 26

Jan 28, Feb 2

Feb 4, 9

Feb 11, 16, 18

Feb 23

Feb 25

Mar 2, 4

Mar 9

Mar 11

Mar 13-21

Mar 23

Mar 25, 30

Apr 1

Apr 6

Apr 8

Apr 13

Apr 15

Apr 20

Apr 22, 27, 29

May ??

Lectures

Introduction
 Thermodynamics
 Vapor Pressure
Solubility
Henry's Law
Octanol-Water Partitioning

Organic Acids and Bases

Hand out midterm
Sorption (Chapter 9)

Hand in midterm

Go Over Midterm

Spring Break
Fugacity models
Transformation Reactions
Hydrolysis
Redox reactions
Photolysis

Transport and A/W ex
Gas/Particle Partitioning
Atmospheric Deposition

Class presentations

Final Exam