What is ChemCases?
Twelve case studies of chemistry in the products we use and the situations we meet. ChemCases.com helps you evaluate the decisions behind these products and situations.
ChemCases.com shows how the chemistry of food relieves our hunger, the chemistry of water and Gatorade and soft drinks and beer and wine takes the edge off our thirst.
It shows how our drugs and medications work by chemical reactions; it is the chemistry of fuels that powers what we drive and fly; it is chemistry that gives electricity from nuclear and more traditional power sources; chemical synthesis provides our plastics.
And it is the complexities of chemistry that converts useful materials into pollutants, makes some users of alcohol into abusers and addicts some of us to innocent looking but destructive white powders.
ChemCases.com lets you learn chemistry and enjoy doing it by applying the same chemical principles that the inventors used develop the products you use. And you can join with other learners to debate the fundamental issues that confront these scientists as they make responsible decisions about what they do.
Each ChemCases.com unit offers you a 50-minute lesson relating chemistry to responsible decision making in our new century.
Chemistry of How Things Work
Decisions - Good and Bad
June 22, 2005
|2005 Kennesaw State University
Principal Investigator Laurence Peterson
Project Director Matthew Hermes