Feb 24, 2021  
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2019/Spring 2020) 
    
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2019/Spring 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CHEM 103 - Turning Green: An Introduction to Green Materials & Alternatives

4 credits
This introductory course focuses on the challenges involved with manufacturing and using materials and chemicals in the modern world. Substances ranging from adhesives to asphalt, fibers to food, cars to clothes, carpets to cosmetics, diapers to drugs, inks to insecticides, perfumes to pesticides, pharmaceuticals to plastics, wood to water treatment chemicals and many others are based on the synthesis, processing, formulation, use and eventual disposal or recycling of chemical entities. Thus an understanding of the basis for he environmentally sound production of diverse chemicals and materials as well as emerging alternative processes is vital for the sustainable and safe use of items made from chemicals. In this course we will explore, describe and evaluate the myriad ways in which selected, important chemicals and materials are made and used as we ask, how can these processes and products become benign by design, eco-effective and “green”?   CLA-Breadth/Natural Science, CLA-Quantitative Prior background in chemistry is not required. CLA-Breadth/Natural Science, CLA-Quantitative



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