SACE Y12 Chemistry Topic 1- Monitoring the Environment Full Topic Flashcards
These are the notes I created in Y12 that helped me to get an A and a 97.0 ATAR.
Topics covered includes:
The Greenhouse Effect
Anthropogenic Effects (Combustion of Fossil Fuels, Deforestation, Landfill, Use of Nitrogen-Fertilisers
Impacts of Enhanced Greenhouse Effect --> Melting of land and sea ice, rising sea levels, extreme weather events, --> Loss of Livelihood, decreased tourism, habitat damage etc.
Ocean Acidification --> Chemical Equations for Ocean Acidification, pH calculations, Impacts on Environment
Photochemical Smog --> Chemical Equations for PC Smog, Primary and Secondary Pollutants, Impacts on Environment and Human Health, Catalytic Converters
Chromatography --> Stationary vs Mobile Phase, Affinity, Normal vs Reverse Phase, Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC), Retention Factor, Gas Chromatography (GC), High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Chromatograms, Ion-Exchange Chromatography
Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) --> Electron Config recap, Principle of AAS, Calibration Graph, Diagrams