Aquatic Chemistry Concepts, Second Edition, is a fully revised and updated textbook that fills the need for a comprehensive treatment of aquatic chemistry and covers the many complicated equations and principles of aquatic chemistry. It presents the established science of equilibrium water chemistry using the uniquely recognizable, step-by-step Pankow format, which allows a broad and deep understanding of aquatic chemistry. The text is appropriate for a wide audience, including undergraduate and graduate students, industry professionals, consultants, and regulators. Every professional using water chemistry will want this text within close reach, and students and professionals alike will expect to find at least one copy on their library shelves.


    Key Features

    • Extremely thorough, one-of-a-kind treatment of aquatic chemistry which considers: a) chemical thermodynamics fundamentals; b) acid/base, titration, and buffer calculations; c) CO2 chemistry and alkalinity; d) complexation of metal ions by ligands and chelates; e) mineral solubility processes; f) redox chemistry, including the chemistry of chlorine (as in disinfection), oxygen, CO2 and methane, nitrogen, sulfur, iron, and lead, including the story of lead in the drinking water of Flint, Michigan; and g) electrical effects in aqueous solutions including the Debye-Hückel Law (and related equations for activity corrections), double layers, and colloid stability

    • Discussions of how to carry out complex calculations regarding the chemistry of lakes, rivers, groundwater, and seawater

    • Numerous example problems worked in complete detail

    • Special foreword by Jerry L. Schnoor

    'There’s a lot to like about a book on water chemistry that lays it out simply. Einstein said that everything should be as simple as it can be, but not simpler. Wise advice. And that is what James F. Pankow has accomplished in the second edition of his textbook, Aquatic Chemistry Concepts. It covers the “waterfront” of essential inorganic chemistry topics, and it supplies enough examples to lead the student toward problem solving.'

    -From the Foreword, Jerry L. Schnoor

    part Part I|1 pages


    chapter 1|24 pages


    chapter 2|28 pages

    Thermodynamic Principles

    part Part II|1 pages

    Acid/Base Chemistry

    part Part III|1 pages

    Metal/Ligand Chemistry

    chapter 10|14 pages

    Complexation of Metal Ions by Ligands

    part Part IV|1 pages

    Mineral Solubility

    part Part V|1 pages

    Redox Chemistry

    chapter 17|39 pages

    Redox Reactions, E H, and pe

    chapter 18|15 pages

    Introduction to pe–pH Diagrams

    The Cases of Aqueous Chlorine, Hydrogen, and Oxygen

    chapter 21|40 pages

    pe and Natural Systems

    part Part VI|1 pages

    Effects of Electrical Charges on Solution Chemistry