Lee Event 2024: A Fresh Look at the Chemistry Behind Acid Rain

Abstract: The two major components of acid rain are sulfuric acid (H2SO4) and nitric acid (HNO3). Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is the main precursor of H2SO4. Atmospheric sulfur dioxide is oxidized homogeneously by reaction of SO2 with OH and O2 leading to SO3, which then reacts with water to form sulfuric acid. This is the now accepted acid rain mechanism for generation of atmospheric sulfuric acid.

SoCal Undergraduate Chemistry Research Symposium

For those conducting undergraduate chemistry research this summer, consider attending the annual UC Irvine SoCal Undergraduate Chemistry Symposium on Tuesday, August 8, 2023. The Symposium will be an exciting day of science where you can discuss and hear the latest about chemistry and graduate programs with your peers from UC Irvine and other research institutions. 

The schedule will include:

NSF GRFP workshop

The workshop will cover:

  1. Fine-tuning your application to overlap with artificial intelligence, quantum information science, and computationally intensive research
  2. Proposal writing
  3. How the GRFP application is reviewed at NSF
  4. Q&A session

Tolman Award presentation honoring Professor Andy Borovik

Virtual Presentation of the

2019 Richard C. Tolman Award


Professor A. S. Borovik

University of California, Irvine


September 16, 2020

6:30 pm virtual Social Hour

7:00 pm Presentation of Award and Address


Tolman Address:

Molecular Complexity and Inorganic Chemistry: Utilizing Non-Covalent Interactions to Control Function

For Prof. Borovik’s biography, abstract, please see the April issue of SCALACS or our website, https://scalacs.org/?page_id=29

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