PHSC 210

Chemistry and the Environment

Course overview

You’ll look at important chemical reactions that affect the measurement and activity of key environmental components.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):


  • Chemistry IA, PHSC-101


  • restriction Chemistry IB, PHSC-102
  • restriction Methods of Bioanalysis, PHSC-207

Available semesters Semester 2 2022
Credits 15
Domestic fees $918.00

Please note: This course can’t be fully completed online as you will need to be on campus to complete some activities.

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course students will be able to:

  1. Describe the chemistry and behaviour of significant elements and compounds within the environment.
  2. Identify the principles and application of environmental analyses and measurement.
  3. Conduct appropriate chemical analyses and interpret the results utilising relevant laboratory and database techniques.

Course examiners


Professor Tim Clough


Department of Soil & Physical Sciences

[email protected]