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Environmental Chemistry

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  • Environmental chemistry is an interdisciplinary science that includes atmospheric, aquatic and soil chemistry, as well as heavily relying on analytical chemistry and being related to environmental and other areas of science. Environmental chemistry is the study of chemical processes occurring in the environment which are impacted by humankind's activities.

    Thumbnail: Runoff of soil and fertilizer during a rain storm. Image used with permission (Public Domain; Natural Resources Conservation Service, part of the United States Department of Agriculture).