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Syllabus 2018-19 - 10413003 - Environmental Chemistry (Química ambiental)

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DEGREE: Grado en Ciencias Ambientales
FACULTY: FACULTY OF EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Environmental Chemistry
CODE: 10413003 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 1
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 4 SEMESTER: SC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: LÓPEZ DE LA TORRE, MARÍA DOLORES
DEPARTMENT: U128 - QUÍMICA INORGÁNICA Y ORGÁNICA
FIELD OF STUDY: 765 - QUÍMICA ORGÁNICA
OFFICE NO.: B3 - 464 E-MAIL: mdlopez@ujaen.es P: 953212748
WEBSITE: -
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 1
 
NAME: ILLÁN CABEZA, NURIA ANTONIA
DEPARTMENT: U128 - QUÍMICA INORGÁNICA Y ORGÁNICA
FIELD OF STUDY: 760 - QUÍMICA INORGÁNICA
OFFICE NO.: B3 - 463 E-MAIL: naillan@ujaen.es P: 953 212949
WEBSITE: -
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 1
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

Section 1: Origin, applications and environmental impact of inorganic compounds.

Unit 1: Introduction to Environmental Chemistry.

1.1. Introduction 1.2. Definition 1.3. Pollution. Air pollution. Water pollution. Soil pollution.

Unit 2: Origin of chemical elements. Formation and structure of the Earth.

2.1. Origin of chemical elements 2.1.1. Introduction 2.1.2. Nucleus structure 2.1.3. Universe Origin 2.1.4. Nuclear Synthesis 2.2. Formation and structure of the Earth.

Unit 3: Hydrogen.

3.1. Properties and general characteristics 3.2. Hydrides 3.3. Hydrogen economy 3.4. Fuel cells.

Unit 4: Nitrogen

4.1. Introduction. Compounds: Dinitrogen. Ammonia and others hydrides. Oxides of nitrogen: structure and properties. Nitric Acid and nitrates. 4.2. Biological chemistry of nitrogen 4.3. Nitrogen cycle 4.4. Nitrogen in agriculture. Fertilisers. Side effects of fertilisers. Environmental impact of fertilisers. 4.5. Atmospheric chemistry of nitrogen 3.6.  Control of NOx emissions.

Unit 5: Oxygen

5.1. Introduction. Compounds: dioxygen and ozone 5.2. Oxygen cycle 5.3. Atmospheric chemistry of oxygen and ozone layer.

Unit 6: Carbon

6.1. Introduction 6.2. Carbon oxides: CO y CO 2 6.3. Carbon cycle 6.4. Atmospheric chemistry of  carbon 6.5. Global warming 6.6. Control of emissions: CO and hydrocarbons.

Unit 7: Sulfur.

7.1. Introduction. Compounds: sulfur oxides and oxoacids 7.2. Biological chemistry of sulfur 7.3. Sulfur cycle 7.4. Atmospheric chemistry of sulfur 7.5. Control of SOx emissions.

Unit 8: Toxic Inorganic Compounds.

8.1. Toxic elements 8.2. Heavy metals 8.3. Toxic inorganic compounds. 

Section 2: Origin, applications and environmental impact of
organic compounds

UNIT 1: STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS.
1.1. Introduction. 1.2. Molecular bond in organic chemistry. 1.3. Intermolecular forces and the properties of organic compounds. 1.4. Acidity and basicity of organic compounds.
UNIT 2: CHEMICAL REACTIONS IN ORGANIC COMPOUNDS.

2.1. Introduction. 2.2. Classification of organic reactions. 2.3.
Study of some interesting organic reactions in the
environment.
UNIT 3: FUELS.

3.1. Introduction. 3.2. The oil. 3.3. Natural Gas 3.4. Carbon. 3.5.
Environmental impact of fuels on the environment.

UNIT 4: DETERGENTS.

4.1. Definition. 4.2. Composition and types of detergents. 4.3.
Environmental impact of detergents on the environment.

UNIT 5: PESTICIDES.

5.1. Introduction. 5.2. Classification. 5.3. Environmental impact
of detergents on the environment.

THEME 6: STEREOQUÍMICA NOTIONS.

UNIT 7: SEMIOCHEMICALS.

7.1. General considerations. 7.2. Definition and environmental
interest. 7.3. Types of semiochemicals. 7.4. Processes mediated by
semiochemicals. 7.5. Environmental impact of semiochemicals on the
environment.

UNIT 8: PHEROMONES.

8.1. Definition and environmental interest. 8.2. Structure and
types of pheromones. 8.3. Environmental impact of pheromones on the
environment.

UNIT 9: NEW SYNTHETIC METHODOLOGIES, SUSTAINABLE WITH THE
ENVIRONMENT OF CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS.

9.1. Introduction. 9.2. Basic principles of Sustainable Chemistry.
9.3. Extension and use of green chemistry in the environment.

LAB EXPERIMENTS.Determination of NaOH in cleaning products

Determination of NaOH in cleaning products

Effect of nitric and sulfuric acids in marble and metallic iron

Adsorbent effect of activate carbon in water pollutants

Obtaining of valuable products from waste compounds
 


4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Theoretical classes (3,2 ECTS): Presentation of the units
with the use of TIC. Teaching material is available on the virtual
platform at the university, library and internet.

Practical classes (1,0 ECTS): Students, will make several labs
experiments related to the
theoretical class. The results obtained will be
analyzed and discussed among all the participants and finally, the
conclusions will be writed in the lab notebook.

Academically directed activities (1,6 ECTS):

A) Research, exposition and discussion of daily news related with
the theoretical program.

B) Presentation of report and debate on the content of
documentaries related to the subject and projected during the
development of the theoretical classes.

C) Resolution of exercises related with the theoretical classes.

D) Visit to a water treatment plant.

Tutorials (0.2 ECTS): Specialized tutorials will be carried out to
supervise the activities proposed in class.

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

The following assessment criteria have been taken into
account to reach the final mark (100%) :

Attendance and participation: 10 %
Exam: 60%
Exercise resolution: 20%
Laboratory notebook: 10%

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • The elements on earth: inorganic chemistry in the environment. Edition: -. Author: Cox, P. A.. Publisher: Oxford [etc.]: Oxford University Press, imp. 1997  (Library)
  • Environmental organic chemistry: illustrative examples, problems, and case studies. Edition: -. Author: Schwarzenbach, René P.. Publisher: New York [etc.]: John Wiley, cop. 1995  (Library)