University of Portland Bulletin 2012-2013

CHM 105 Chemistry in Art

The study of chemistry in a variety of art forms. Some topics to be covered: Oxidation-Reduction (Etching and Coloring of Metals); Acid-Base Chemistry (pH pens and Frescoes); Pigment types, synthesis and interactions in a matrix (Cloth dyeing, chromatography, crayons, paints, and candles); Methods of analysis (Spectroscopy and chromatography). Literature searches, laboratory records, reports, and exams will be graded.

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