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56-1228 Chemistry of Artifact Conservation


Chemistry of Artifact Conservation will explain the principles of the scientific method through the study of core chemical concepts critical to the science of conservation. Students will review molecular/atomic structure, chemical equations, and chemical bonding. Next, students will engage in a more in-depth study of the nature of liquids and solutions, organic solvents, and acid/base chemistry. Lastly, conservation specific topics such as polymer chemistry, mechanical cleaning techniques, oxidation and reduction reactions in cleaning, and adhesives will be investigated. It is highly recommended that students take 56-1224 - Chemistry of Art and Color first.

4 Credits
SL



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