Basic chemical principles will be presented within the framework of several real world themes that will illustrate the role chemistry plays in our lives. Themes may vary and may include the role chemistry plays in cooking, food and nutrition, crime, pseudoscience, cosmetics, art, polymers, poisons and consumer products to name a few. Emphasis will be placed on using the chemical concepts to solve problems in these topics areas both in the classroom and in labs. This course is specifically designed for non-majors and fulfills the MnTC goal 3.
MnTC Goals: 3