Question 1

Define environmental chemistry.


The branch of science which deals with the chemical changes in the environment is called as Environmental Chemistry. It includes our surroundings such as air, water, soil, forests, sunlight etc. It has three main components:

Abiotic or non -living - it includes lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere.

Biotic or living- it includes plant and animal kingdom including humans.

Energy component- it includes solar energy, geochemical, thermochemical, hydroelectric and nuclear energy.

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