General Chemistry for Engineers - CHM 114

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General Chemistry for Engineers - CHM 114

About General Chemistry for Engineers - CHM 114

Have you ever wondered what’s inside your mobile phone case? Why batteries aren’t lighter and have to be recharged? How different colors can be shown on your computer screen? Or why glass shatters when you hit it with a hammer? These, along with other questions of how atoms and molecules combine to make macroscopic materials with desired properties, are at the heart of countless challenges addressed by chemists and engineers every day.

 

This course is not a standard introductory chemistry course. In this course, you will learn by doing, and you will be helped along the way with instant visual and audio feedback. You will simultaneously learn the language of chemistry and how to think like a chemist by exploring the chemistry embedded in four key engineering challenges:

  1. Why don't we build everything out of glass?
  2. What are the fuels of the future?
  3. Can battery technology solve the energy crisis?
  4. How will modern materials shape tomorrow?

The course introduces general chemistry topics and explains directly how these concepts are related to engineering. You will develop the language and chemistry skills necessary to work as an engineer in a team with chemists.

You will learn:

  • To solve engineering challenges using tools from chemistry
  • To apply molecular ideas to understanding the properties of materials and functionality of modern devices
  • To predict chemical and physical properties from molecular or material structures
  • To evaluate suitability of chemicals and materials for applications like batteries or fuel cells based on chemical and physical properties

This course satisfies 4 credit hours toward the Natural Science - Quantitative (SQ) General Studies requirement at Arizona State University.

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Anne Katherine Jones

Associate Professor and Associate Director of Academic Affairs, School of Molecular Sciences

Arizona State University

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Ian Gould

President’s Professor and Associate Director of Outreach, Online and Communications, School of Molecular Sciences

Arizona State University

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Pamela Marks

Principal Lecturer, School of Molecular Sciences

Arizona State University

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Peter Williams

Professor of Chemistry, School of Molecular Sciences

Arizona State University

Next Start Date

AUG 22, 2019

Credits

4

Tuition

$400 + $25

Length

8 weeks