This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.
Chemistry answers basic everyday questions such as "why does urine stink after eating asparagus?" and "how does one soft-boil an egg?" The answers lie in the realm of atoms and molecules that form the common compounds in our homes. After learning about atoms and molecules, we’ll be able to discuss the most amazing molecules in the kitchen and in the world and explain why natural gas does or does not smell depending on which natural gas you’re talking about.
When this class ends, you’ll know whether every kitchen should have a periodic table of the elements hung on the wall!
Please Note: No class November 21
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Bill Tosch earned a B.A. in chemistry at the University of South Dakota; a M.S. and Ph.D. in chemistry at Purdue University. Bill was in management of oil recovery research for a major oil company for 24 years. After retiring, he taught petroleum engineering at Penn State, then chemistry, part time, at UCD/Metro (Denver), Front Range Community College, and CSU in Fort Collins. Bill is a novice cook and "thinks chemistry" while cooking.