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CHEM 173: Atmospheric Chemistry

Spring 2006 - CHEM173 Course Syllabus (PDF ~104KB)

Instructors: Lynn Russell

Lecture: Tu-Th: 6:30pm - 7:50pm. Peterson Hall 102
Discussion Section A01: Th 5:00pm - 5:50pm. Center Hall 217B
Discussion Section A02: W 2:00pm - 2:50pm. Warren Lecture Hall 2111

Exam Schedule

Midterm 1: 20% (April 27, 2006: 6:30-7:50 pm)
Midterm I Review Questions
Chem173 Spring06 Midterm I Answer Key

Midterm 2: 25% (May 18, 2006: 6:30-7:50 pm)
Midterm II Review Questions
Chem173 Spring06 Midterm II Answer Key

Final Exam: 40% (June 13, 2006: 7-10 pm)
Chem173 Spring06 Final Review

Other (discussion, sections, ): 15%

Extra Credit Assignment:

Available Here (Optional EC)

NYT Review of Books:

"Our Planet's Keepers"

Summary:

Chemical principles applied to the study of atmospheres. Atmospheric photochemistry, radical reactions, chemical lifetime determinations, acid rain, greenhouse effects, ozone cycle, and evolution are discussed.

Prerequisites: Chem. 6A-6C or 6AH, 6BH, and 6 CH, or quivalent. (S)

Required Text:

  • Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry - Hobbs

Reading List:

  1. Girard (2005) - Chapter 6 (PDF ~2.2MB)
  2. Houghton (2004) - Chapter 1 (PDF ~1.3MB)
  3. Houghton (2004) - Chapter 2 (PDF ~1.1MB)
  4. Houghton (2004) - Chapter 3 (PDF ~2.4MB)
  5. McElroy (2002) - Chapter 17 (PDF ~9.5MB)
  6. Hobbs (2000) - Chapter 1 (PDF ~609KB)
  7. Hobbs (2000) - Chapter 2 (PDF ~403KB)
  8. Hobbs (2000) - Chapter 3 (PDF ~8.8MB)
  9. Hobbs (2000) - Chapter 4 (PDF ~5MB)
  10. Hobbs (2000) - Chapter 10 (PDF ~15MB)
  11. Finlayson/Pitts (2000) - Chapter 11 (PDF ~32MB)