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					Introduction to Chemistry 100


D. G. Marangoni
Course Information

   Chemistry 100
       NH 150 - F Block.
       Labs PSC 2045
            Tuesday AM; Wednesday PM.
       Tutorial Sessions alternate weeks.
   Where am I?
       PSC 3008
       Office Hours – will be posted. Can ask
        for help anytime.
Relevant Web Pages

 Other    Chemistry 100 Web
 links.
    http://www.stfx.ca/people/dklapste/c
     hem120/
    http://www.stfx.ca/people/maquino/
    http://www.stfx.ca/people/bjmaclea/
Why Study Chemistry? Aims of
Chemistry 100!

   Introduce the basics of chemical
    knowledge
   Improve your problem solving skills.
   Want you to gain an appreciation and
    understanding of stories of chemical
    and/or biochemical relevance to
    everyday life!
       Greenhouse effect
       O3 (ozone) depletion
       Nuclear power
       Modern medicines
The ‘Central’ Science

   Applications of Chemistry in
       Pharmacy Adding functional groups
        to molecules to improve activity of
        drugs;
            Drug molecules of lower toxicity,
             designing new drugs from scratch,
             requires chemistry.
       Polymer Science        The new
        “plastics”, polymers, composite
        materials, thermoplastics, etc.
The Central Science (cont’d)

   Criminology
       DNA analysis.
       Breathalyzers.
   The Auto Industry
       Extensive research on batteries for
        electric cars.
       Fuel cell vehicles (Honda FCX/Ford
        Focus).
       Newer stronger lightweight plastics and
        materials.
    More from the Auto Industry
   Freon replacements for air-conditioning
    systems (R-134 A and now R-22A)
   Alternative Fuel Vehicles (Flexi-Fuel
    Cars)
       H2 powered.
       Bio-Diesel
       E-85 powered (ethanol/gasoline
        combination).
       Hybrid fuel cars (Honda Civic, Toyota Prius,
        Ford Focus)

				
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