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CHEM 104 - Chemistry in Context Laboratory (GT-SC1)

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Laboratory applications of principles covered in CHEM 103.

One of the best ways to learn about science is through experimentation and exploration, and the lab kit for this course gives you the opportunity to do just that. Our unique lab kits drive discovery and bring hands-on learning to you at a distance. Experiment with polymers, water purification, food acidity, solar energy/photovoltaics, batteries and more from your own home, putting the things you learn in CHEM 103 into practice. All chemical quantities and concentrations have been approved for shipping, are appropriate for scientific study, and are safe to dispose of at home.

This course meets the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements for Biological/Physical Sciences (Category 3A) and is approved under gtPathways in the content area of Natural and Physical Sciences with Lab (GT-SC1).


CHEM 103 (Chemistry in Context (GT-SC2) or concurrent registration.

Textbooks and Materials

Please check the CSU Bookstore for textbook information. Textbook listings are available at the CSU Bookstore about 3 weeks prior to the start of the term.



Benjamin P. Reynolds

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Ben Reynolds is an Instructor of Chemistry and the General Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator at Colorado State University. He received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Northern Arizona University in 1997 and an M.S. in Chemistry from Arizona State University in 1999. He then continued doctoral studies in Science Education at the University of Michigan until 2007 where his research focused on curriculum design and epistemological development in college chemistry classrooms. In 2010, he joined Colorado State University where he teaches general chemistry lecture and lab courses as well as a graduate course in methods of chemistry instruction.