AU: 3.0
Programme: NIE

Chemicals are extensively present in every aspect of our daily life. All the products we consume/use in our home, at work, at play, on road, etc are all related to chemistry. Is a chemical necessary to be added into a product? How safe is a chemical to be consumed? Chemistry in Our Daily Life I will help the course participants to find out the answers. Chemistry involved in the production and application of consumer products, as well as their chemical safety will be the focus of this course. Course Outline: Soaps, laundry, and cleaning products Cosmetics, personal care and bathroom products Household and office supply products Lighting and electronic products Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify the chemicals present in a consumer product, describe the chemistry involved in the production and application of a consumer product, estimate/determine the convenience, economy, and chemical safety of a product.