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MSWI-230C Chemistry of Pigments

3 Credits

Before the advent of the discipline of chemistry, artists relied solely on pigments that could be harvested from the natural environment. In this course you will be introduced to the creation of pigments y chemical means. The course is a general chemistry course with the main focus on inorganic chemistry. Through the synthesis of pigments we will explore basic chemical concepts like chemical bonding and different chemical reactions. We will discover how chemical properties allow us to understand the color of pigments and we will touch on the chemical makeup of binders and the making of paint.