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CHEM 273: Atmospheric Chemistry

Spring 2008 - CHEM273 Course Syllabus (PDF ~104KB)

Instructors: Lynn Russell

Lecture: Tu-Th: 15:30 - 16:50 Center 216
Office Hours: Tu/Th 16:50-17:20 after class in Center 216, and by appointment at NH343
Office: SIO/Nierenberg Hall 343 at 8810 Shellback Way (at LJSB), 534-4852

Teaching Assistant: Lelia Hawkins (lnhawkins@ucsd.edu), Keck/OAR 228, 534-6856
Office Hours: Wednesdays 18:00-18:50 at Espresso Roma, and by appointment at OAR228
Discussion Section: Wednesdays 17:00-17:50, Peterson 104.

Exam Schedule

Midterm 1: 20% (April 24, 2008: (15:30 - 16:50)
CHEM273 Spring 08 Midterm I Key *same as 173

Midterm 2: 25% (May 22, 2008: (15:30 - 16:50)
CHEM273 Spring 08 Midterm II Key *same as 173

Final Exam: 40% (June 9, 2008: (15:00-18:00)
CHEM273 Spring 08 Review Questions *same as 173

Peer-Reviewed Article and Class Presentation 20%

Other (discussion, sections, ): 15%

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