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Mathematical Relationships in Chemistry

Math is a daily component of every chemist’s existence.  Trends in our field, particularly the emerging roles of big data and data science, make a fundamental understand- ing of math even more important in our careers.  However, for a student of chemistry, math can become a daunting obstacle when trying to connect a mathematical calculation to its chemical meaning.  We will discuss common student stumbling blocks seen across standard chemistry curriculum including mathematical-chemical relationships in reaction kinetics, biological buffers, and the molecular absorption of light. We hope to provide a platform for discussion that can support mathematical understanding for chemistry majors and potential mathematics applications for math students.

 

Earlier Event: October 31
Resume and Cover Letter Workshop