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What Is the Difference Between Intro to Chemistry Vs. General Chemistry?
by NikolaeVarius in Education
Chemistry is often a required core course in the curriculum of most four-year degree programs for both science and nonscience majors alike. When it is not required, it is often offered as an option to fulfill a core academic requirement. However, the approach to chemistry that a course takes depends on whether it is a full-fledged introductory course or a general survey course.

What Is the Difference Between Chemistry & AP Chemistry?
by Pure Pandemonium in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Advanced placement chemistry courses are designed to cover the same material as introductory college courses, so they tend to be more rigorous and demanding than the equivalent high school course. Both include some lab work, but the AP class focuses on quantitative work to a greater extent. Difference in emphasis and the type and depth of topics covered also is apparent. BasicsThe most essentia

What Is Chemistry?
by lwl_seu in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Chemistry is a physical science that studies the spontaneous reactions that occur between two or more chemicals, or the chemical makeup of various organic and inorganic objects. Before chemistry came about in the 1700s, people studied alchemy, which was relatively similar but had less of a scientific basis. There are a number of disciplines within chemistry that are mainly divided by the things th
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What Does pH Mean in Chemistry?
by knockout-2.0 in Hobbies, Games & Toys
The pH scale is a method for representing how acidic or basic a substance is. The scale seems counterintuitive at first glance, yet it is widely used in biology, chemistry, geology and other physical sciences. Communication in these fields requires an understanding of the concept of pH. Once understood, the pH scale is a useful index for communicating a critical physical property of substances.

How Do You Do the STP in Chemistry?
by Floubadour in Hobbies, Games & Toys
You can't compare apples and oranges. Meaningful comparison requires a dimension of similarity or congruence between the objects undergoing comparison. If you want to compare the cost of bottled lemonade and bottled peach juice, for example, you must first obtain bottles of each that are similar in size. Scientists establish similarities, or standards, when they compare physical properties and pro
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How to Get a PhD in Chemistry
by Belgium in Education
Studying chemistry opens the door to multiple career opportunities, including cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food, forensics, environmental science, textiles and natural science. Chemists discover new materials to make our homes more efficient and drugs that treat or cure medical conditions. A PhD in chemistry provides advanced training in specialized fields such as research and education. Though th
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How to Teach AP Chemistry
by protagonist in Education
Teaching any Advanced Placement (AP) class can be a challenge, but none more so than AP chemistry due to broadness of scope and depth of coverage. Independent of funding, effective teaching roots in the charisma and method of the instructor. The following advice is based on course evaluations written by chemistry students and proven by science teachers.Difficulty:ChallengingInstructions Thing
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Chemistry of Plexiglas
by negonicrac in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Plexiglas is the trade name of the chemical poly(methyl methacrylate), usually abbreviated PMMA by chemists. PMMA exhibits near-transparent optical properties, which allows it to be used in place of conventional glass. Although many people associate Plexiglas with basketball backboards, it is actually used in thousands of consumer products and is manufactured under at least 14 brand names. Underst

Scholarships for Chemistry
by nickthecook in Education
College tuition is a source of concern for many students, and finding funds to reduce that cost can be a challenge. Chemistry students have a number of scholarship opportunities. Many universities offer in-house scholarships for students, and some organizations offer nationwide scholarships for outstanding students or special interests. The Astronaut ScholarshipThe Astronaut Scholarship Foundat

What Jobs Use Chemistry?
by sjwaste in Careers & Job Searching
Chemistry is the scientific study of matter and is a common field of study at the high school and university levels. Skills in chemistry may not be as broadly applicable as mathematics or English, but there are many professions that require knowledge of chemistry. ChemistA chemist is a professional who uses their knowledge of chemistry to develop or implement new chemical technologies. For inst

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