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Environmental chemistry: Quiz


Question 1: Nutrients leaching from ________ land into water courses, which can lead to algal blooms and eutrophication.
Intensive farmingOrganic farmingSustainable agricultureAgriculture

Question 2: Without this it would be impossible to accurately study the effects humans have on the environment through the release of ________.
CarbonChemical substanceChemistryOxygen

Question 3: ________ of pollutants washing off impervious surfaces (roads, parking lots, and rooftops) during rain storms.
Surface runoffUrban runoffWater pollutionMarine pollution

Question 4: Organic compounds are commonly measured also using mass spectrometric methods, such as ________ (GC/MS) and Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC/MS).
Ion sourceChemical ionizationInductively coupled plasma mass spectrometryGas chromatography-mass spectrometry

Question 5: It can be defined as the study of the sources, reactions, transport, effects, and fates of chemical species in the air, ________, and water environments; and the effect of human activity on these.
LandslideWater wellClaySoil

Question 6: ________ test methods have been published by government agencies[11] [12] and private research organizations.
Open peer reviewScientific methodScientific journalPeer review

Question 7: Important general concepts from chemistry include understanding ________ and equations, solutions, units, sampling, and analytical techniques.
Chemical reactionNitrogenHydrogenChemical substance

Question 8: It should not be confused with ________, which seeks to reduce potential pollution at its source.
ElectrochemistryGreen chemistryBiochemistryNuclear chemistry

Question 9: Typical pollutants include ________, motor oil and other hydrocarbon compounds, metals, nutrients and sediment (soil).
Diesel fuelInternal combustion engineFilling stationGasoline

Question 10: Environmental chemistry is an interdisciplinary science that includes atmospheric, aquatic and soil chemistry, as well as heavily relying on ________ and being related to environmental and other areas of science.
Mass spectrometrySpectroscopyAnalytical chemistryElectrochemistry


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