Course Description

The emphasis of this course will be on understanding chemistry and the role it plays in everyday life, particularly to those who live in an urban environment. The course will endeavour to have a conceptual and contextual focus rather than a quantitative approach, relating chemistry to urban/environmental issues with particular reference to life in Toronto where possible. Topics could include water/sewage treatment, air pollution, energy sources, soil chemistry, foods, and industrial chemistry (polymer, petroleum, pharmaceutical, etc.) The curriculum could also include sections on street drugs, cosmetics, chemistry in the movies, and forensic chemistry. (Formerly SCI 182). (May not be used as a credit towards a science degree). CHY 182 is not available for credit to students who choose CHY 103 or CHY 113.


Note: Not available to students in Engineering or Science (Architectural Science excepted) or Nutrition and Food or Occupational and Public Health students.


Not available to students in Engineering, nor any option of Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, or Medical Physics, nor to Nutrition and Food nor Occupational and Public Health students
Antirequisites: CHY 102, CCHY 103, CCHY 104, CHY 113, CHY 123

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