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Chemistry
CH*E299*17
Introduction to Chemical Research
Laura Stultz
Prerequisites:
CH 120 or CH 149
Open To:
First-Years, Sophomores, Juniors
Grading System:
Letter
Max. Enrollment:
8
Meeting Time:
M Tu W Th 9:30-11:00am, 1:00-4:00pm
This course is designed to give students hands-on experience in chemical research early in their college career. At
the beginning of the term, students will meet as a class in the mornings to discuss topics including the ethics of
research, searching the chemical literature, and experimental design. In the afternoons, students will learn how to
use the various instruments in the department. For the second half of the term, students will conduct an
independent research project. In class meetings, students will give daily progress reports on their research. Final
grades will be based on the laboratory notebook, class participation, and a final laboratory report (10-15 pages)
written in the style of a scientific journal article.
Estimated Student Fees: $50
CH*E299*18
Paint, Glaze, Ink: The Chemistry of Art Materials
Scott Dorman
Prerequisites:
None
Open To:
All Students
Grading System:
Letter
Max. Enrollment:
12
Meeting Time:
M Tu W Th 10:00am-12:00pm
Tu Th 1:00-4:00pm
Artists experiment constantly with their materials in order to achieve a desired image or shape. Often, these
experiments are applications of general chemical principles. This course will examine the molecular interactions
involved in typical procedures performed by artists such as applying a paint or pigment to paper and canvas.
Scientific descriptions of color and light will be introduced in context of their use in paintings, ceramics, and prints.
The atomic structure of metals, glasses, and clays will be compared in order to understand the physical properties
desired by artists when using these materials. Mixtures such as inks and dyes will be examined in order to
understand the role between colorant and solvent. The use of chemical technology for detecting art forgeries will
also be discussed. Example laboratory sessions include dye and pigment synthesis, preparation of paints,
crayons, pastels, and inks, and experiments with glass, glazes, and ceramics. Lecture sessions will include
classroom discussion of assigned readings. Evaluation will consist of one formal test, a final term paper, daily
written assignments, and graded laboratory sessions. Required Materials:
Bright Earth: Art and the Invention of
Color
by Philip Ball
CH*E499*19
Special Topics in Spectroscopy
William Kittleman
Prerequisites:
CH 211 and PH 122
Open To:
Juniors and Seniors
Grading System:
Letter
Max. Enrollment:
8
Meeting Time:
M Tu W Th 11:00am-12:00pm,
1:30-4:30
pm