Aquatic Chemistry Concepts fills the need for a true, easy-to-use aquatic chemistry book that goes into the details behind some of the complicated equations and principles of aquatic chemistry. It places established science into a text that allows you to learn and to solve important practical environmental problems. Environmental consultants in all fields, regulators, and libraries will consider this text an excellent reference for its clear explanation of aquatic chemistry principles.
PART 1: INTRODUCTION. Overview. Thermodynamic Principles. PART 2: ACID/BASE CHEMISTRY. [H+] as an Important and Meaningful Thermodynamic Variable in Aquatic Chemistry. The Proton Balance, Electroneutrality, and Mass Balance Equations. Introduction to Quantitative Equilibrium Calculations. pH as a Master Variable. Titrations of Acids and Bases. Buffer Intensity b, and the Effects of Changes in b With pH on Titration Curves. Chemistry of Dissolved CO2. Gran Titrations. PART 3: MINERAL/SOLUTION CHEMISTRY. Solubility Behaviors of Simple Mineral Salts, and Metal Oxides, Hydroxides, and Oxyhydroxides. Solubility Behavior of Metal Carbonates in Closed Systems. Solubility of Metal Carbonates in Open Systems With a Gas Phase of Constant pCO2. Solubility Control, Solubility Limitation, the Coexistence of Multiple Solid Phases, and Multiple-Solid Predominance Diagrams. Solubility as a Function of Particle Size. Solid/Solid and Liquid/Liquid Solution Mixtures. The Gibbs Phase Rule. PART 4: METAL/LIGAND CHEMISTRY. Complexation of Metal Ions by Ligands. PART 5: REDOX CHEMISTRY. Redox Reactions pe, and EH. Introduction to pe-pH Diagrams: The Cases of Aqueous Chlorine, Hydrogen, and Oxygen. pe-pH Diagrams for Aqueous Lead in the Absence of CO2. pe-pH Diagram for Aqueous Lead in the Presence of CO2 With Fixed CT. pe and Natural Systems. The pe Changes in a Stratified Lake During a Period of Summer Stagnation: An Example of a Redox Titration. PART 6: EFFECTS OF ELECTRICAL CHARGES ON SOLUTION CHEMISTRY. The Debye-Hückel Law and Related Equations for the Activity Coefficients of Aqueous Ions. Electrical Double Layers in the Aqueous System. Stability and Coagulation of Colloidal Suspensions. INDEX.