Environmental Chemistry (Weightage 1%)  

Topics from Environmental Chemistry

  • Environmental pollution - Atmospheric, water and soil. (9 concepts)
  • Atmospheric pollution - Tropospheric and Stratospheric (7 concepts)
  • Tropospheric pollutants - Gaseous pollutants: (4 concepts)
  • Oxides of carbon, nitrogen and sulphur, (4 concepts)
  • hydrocarbons (2 concepts)
  • Green house effect and Global warming; Acid rain (8 concepts)
  • Particulate pollutants: Smoke, dust, smog, fumes, mist; their sources, harmful effects and prevention (14 concepts)
  • Stratospheric pollution- Formation and breakdown of ozone, depletion of ozone layer - its mechanism and effects (8 concepts)
  • Water Pollution - Major pollutants such as, pathogens, organic wastes and chemical pollutants; their harmful effects and prevention (20 concepts)
  • Soil pollution - Major pollutants such as: Pesticides (insecticides,, herbicides and fungicides), their harmful effects and prevention.Strategies to control environmental pollution (22 concepts)

Important Books for Environmental Chemistry

  • Environmental Chemistry Book
  • Environmental Chemistry Book