Monday, March 07, 2011

Light Up Your Interest in Chemistry

Pictured is a scientist showing the "hazards of flamable powders" in a video on Wired Science: Top 10 Amazing Chemistry Videos. The Web Page demonstrates that Chemistry can be both fun and exciting.

Books representing a variety of approaches to chemistry can be found on display in the library near the circulation desk. The books on display are only a few of the hundreds of books about chemistry that are available in print or online through the SWOSU Al Harris Library.

Chemistry, according to the Oxford English Dictionary is "The branch of science concerned with the substances of which matter is composed, the investigation of their properties and reactions, and the use of such reactions to form new substances; (in early use also) alchemy."

All things within the physical universe can be explored using chemistry. Such exploration can satisfy one's curiosity about about how things are in the world as they are. Chemistry can lead to the discovery of new drugs or products that save lives or improve the quality of our lives. Or, Chemistry can simply be interesting and fun.

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