CHEM *1012 Chemistry in the Arts and Archaeology

3 hours; 3 credits

General background in basic concepts of chemical structure and activity, with an emphasis on examples from the visual arts and archaeology. Topics include the nature of color; color mixing; chemical properties, synthesis and use of dyes, pigments, paints, metals, ceramics, glasses and glazes; chemical analysis of archaeological artifacts; the chemistry of art preservation and authentication of art objects; and the chemical hazards in the arts. Starting Spring 2018 Satisfies Pathways Flexible Core Scientific World requirement.


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