Flavors of Chemistry

Analytical: Finding the identity and quantity of elements and compounds in samples. Often involves the use of sophisticated instrumentation.

Organic: The study of carbon based compounds. Synthesis and analysis of drugs, pesticides, fuels, soaps, flavors, perfumes, biomolecules, and plastics.

Physical: The study of the physics of molecules such as the interactions with heat and light, vibrations of molecules, reaction kinetics and dynamics, and the electronic structure of molecules.

Biochemistry: The study of the chemistry of living things. Involves the application of organic chemistry with cell biology to such areas as DNA sequencing, and chemical energy conversion process cycles in cells.

Materials: Interdisciplinary involving electronics, physics, analytical, organic, and inorganic chemistry. Usually involves the synthesis and study of solid state compounds and alloys, which have unique structural or electronic properties.

For more information, please call Michele Berkey at (505) 566-3606. Or send an email to berkeym@sanjuancollege.edu.