CHEM1831What on Earth Isn't Chemistry (Cross-Listed: SCI 1831)3 ch (3C)

Intended for students (with limited chemistry background) who wish to gain a better understanding of the chemistry in the world around them. The course will cover aspects of: atomic and molecular structure, the periodic table, what chemical names mean, balancing equations (and the relationships involved), acids and bases, nuclear chemistry, radiation and organic compounds. The concepts will be examined in the context of understanding "everyday" chemistry. This course cannot be used as a substitute for any other first level Chemistry course.