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HIST 2862 Introduction to the History of Chemistry (Summer: 3 )


Course Description

The science of chemistry represents one of the great intellectual and practical achievements of human civilization. This course will explore the development of chemistry beginning with its prehistory, followed by the long alchemical period, its seventeenth and eighteenth century transformation into a true science, and its evolution into modern form through the dramatic advances of the 19th and 20th centuries. Controversies, dead ends, and flawed hypotheses, the inevitable companions of progress, will also be analyzed, as will the essential interdependence of chemistry and technology.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Kenneth Metz

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: CHEM3310

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17