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Environmental Chemistry is the use of chemistry to understand the interactions of macroscale environmental systems.

"What is environmental chemistry? This question is a little difficult to answer because environmental chemistry encompasses many different topics. It may involve a study of Freon reactions in the stratosphere or an analysis of toxic Kepone deposits in ocean sediments. It also covers the chemistry and biochemistry of volatile and soluble organometallic compounds biosynthesized by anaerobic bacteria. Environmental chemistry is the study of the sources, reactions, transport, effects, and fates of chemical species in water, soil, and air environments."

- Stanley E. Manahan. 1991. Environmental Chemistry, Fifth edition.

"(The) central position of aquatic chemistry in the natural sciences gives it an increasing popularity in science and engineering curricula; it also makes it a difficult topic to teach for it requires exploring some aspects of almost all sciences."

- Francois M. M. Morel. 1983. Preface to Principles of Aquatic Chemistry.

This page is designed to provide a resource to teachers and students of environmental chemistry and to those interested in finding out what environmental chemistry is. We hope to foster environmental chemistry education and to facilitate communication among those who teach environmental chemistry.