Why Learn Chemistry?. Chemistry is Hard! I don’t want to be a chemist. Why Learn Chemistry?. Chemistry helps you to better understand the world we live in and the way the world works. It is also a required course for graduation. Why Learn Chemistry?.
Chemistry is Hard!
I don’t want to be a chemist.
Chemistry helps you to better understand the world we live in and the way the world works.
It is also a required course for graduation.
Many occupations require some knowledge of chemistry, including:
Chemistry will make you a more informed citizen. Many of the choices you will face in the future will be better made if you understand chemistry.
Chemistry will make other sciences easier to understand.
Chemistry is everywhere and has been for hundreds of years!
Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry, had only recently (~1778) done work that showed oxygen and other gases were separate molecules.
John Dalton had just published (1802) his atomic theory that proposed atoms were individual, indestructible units.
Each Z can represent a chlorine or a hydrogen
I was born by a golden river and in the shadow of two great hills.(Dusk of Dawn, 1940)
Chemistry will make you a better problem solver. You will learn new ways to look at problems and find better solutions.
Chemistry is part of the path toward meeting our mission…
“Our mission is to empower all students to become contributing members of the global community.”
MCLA Class, The Upper Housatonic Valley, July, 2007
Kirby, Ed. “Echoes of Iron In Connecticut’s Northwest Corner,” Sharon Historical Society, Sharon, CT, 1998
Furash, Mary. The State of One Small Family Business: Crane & Co., Goldhirsh Group, Inc., 1996