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The Chemical Educator

ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 22 (2017) pp 80-82

Incorporating the History of Chemistry as a Helpful Tool in Non-Majors’ Chemistry and Applied Science Courses

Rick C. White*,† and Janis H. White

Department of Chemistry, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77431, chm_rcw@shsu.edu; Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77431

Published: 18 May 2017

Abstract. Interest in non-majors chemistry and applied science courses can be improved through incorporating historical events from chemistry into the subject matter. This article gives multiple anecdotal examples of ways that historical information could be used to make non-majors chemistry and applied science courses more memorable in the minds of the students.

Key Words: Chemistry and History; non-majors chemistry

(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: chm_rcw@shsu.edu)

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