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A Problem-Solving Approach to Aquatic Chemistry

A Problem-Solving Approach to Aquatic Chemistry

James N. Jensen

ISBN: 978-0-471-41386-8

Mar 2003

600 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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This text provides a detailed introduction to aquatic equilibrium chemistry, calculation methods for systems at equilibrium, applications of aquatic chemistry, and chemical kinetics. Software designed especially for the text allows the reader to build complex models by applying equilibrium calculation principles. Important features include material-specific and integrated case studies, thought-provoking questions, key ideas, and historical sketches.

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Part I: Fundamental Concepts 1

Chapter 1: Getting Started with the Fundamental Concepts 3

Chapter 2: Concentration Units 13

Chapter 3: Thermodynamic Basis of Equilibrium 33

Chapter 4: Manipulating Equilibria 67

Part II: Solution of Chemical Equilibrium Problems 87

Chapter 5: Getting Started with the Solution of Chemical Equilibrium Problems 89

Chapter 6: Setting Up Chemical Equilibrium Problems 97

Chapter 7: Algebraic Solution Techniques 121

Chapter 8: Graphical Solution Techniques 141

Chapter 9: Computer Solution Techniques 171

Part III: Acid-Base Equilibria in Homogenous Aqueous Systems 191

Chapter 10: Getting Started with Acid-Base Equilibria in Homogeneous Aqueous Systems 193

Chapter 11: Acids and Bases 203

Chapter 12: Titrations 229

Chapter 13: Alkalinity and Acidity 267

Part IV: Other Equilibria in Homogeneous Aqueous Systems 295

Chapter 14: Getting Started with Other Equilibria in Homogeneous Aqueous Systems 297

Chapter 15: Complexation 305

Chapter 16: Oxidation and Reduction 337

Part V: Heterogeneous Systems 383

Chapter 17: Getting Started with Heterogeneous Systems 385

Chapter 18: Gas-Liquid Equilibria 391

Chapter 19: Solid-Liquid Equilibria and the Aquatic Chemistry of Surfaces 417

Part VI: Beyond Dilute Systems at Equilibrium 459

Chapter 20: Getting Started with Beyond Dilute Solutions at Equilibrium 461

Chapter 21: Thermodynamics Revisited: The Effects of Ionic Strength, Temperature, and Pressure 467

Chapter 22: Chemical Kinetics of Aquatic Systems 491

Chapter 23: Putting It All Together: Integrated Chemistry in Aquatic Systems 519

Appendices 537

Appendix A: Background Information 537

Appendix B: A Comparison of Steady State and the Equilibrium State 543

Appendix C: Summary of Procedures 547

Appendix D: Selected Chemical Equilibria 555

Appendix E: Animations 567

Appendix F: Nanoql (also on CD) 573

References 577

Index 581

  • Includes equilibrium calculation software - Each new copy of this text includes equilibrium calculation software, a tool for building and solving complex systems. This highly versatile and integrated software can be used with examples, or problems.
  • Use of spreadsheet examples and animations - Offer your students an opportunity to see the effects of parameters visually through the use of Excel spreadsheet examples and animations.
  • Case studies - Each major division of the text begins with a case study. A portion of the case study is addressed in each chapter illustrating the principles of each chapter with an interesting problem. The final chapter of the text comprises three case studies that integrate material from throughout the text.