Unit Code: CHE704

Unit Title: Marine Chemistry

This unit is designed to give students an understanding and knowledge of the operational of the marine environment as a chemical system. Chemical principles from first and second year courses are used to investigate processes controlling the geochemical balance of the oceans. The emphasis will be on inorganic as well as organic constituents. The laboratory component consisting of set experiments, with a small number of students per lab session, enables the students to do individual work. This practice helps build up the students’ confidence and skills, which no doubt will equip them with the basic practical skills necessary for chemical investigations in the marine environment.