Good nutrition, clean water, and effective medicines — we all know these things are essential for building healthy societies and healthy bodies. But how do they actually work, at a chemical level? What makes water safe, or unsafe? How does the body process nutrients? How do chemists formulate drugs? These are the questions we will explore in this introductory chemistry course designed for students interested in understanding how chemistry affects their daily lives.
In this course, we will look at four main areas: The Chemistry of Food, The Chemistry of Water, Manipulating Molecules and Designing Drugs. Each has a "chapter" in the listings below that will guide you through our work in that area.