OSHR 1636 - Chemistry in Life, Living, and the Kitchen

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

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.