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Ch 32: The Chemistry of Art

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Review of this chapter can enhance your understanding of pigments and ultraviolet light. These brief lessons and quizzes can help you prepare for an exam or assess your comprehension of the chemistry of art.

The Chemistry of Art - Chapter Summary

While going through these lessons, you can deepen your understanding of the chemistry of art. This chapter offers helpful lessons on topics such as how infrared light is used to identify pigments and the effects of different pigments. This self-paced chapter can also help you understand where light comes from. After reviewing the lessons, you should be ready to:

  • List different types of pigments
  • Explain how pigments have been used in art throughout history
  • Describe the processes involved when using pigments in art
  • Discuss the solubility of pigments in mixtures and paints
  • Identify the chemical composition of pigments
  • Explain the interaction between light waves and materials to produce color
  • Discuss use of ultraviolet light to identify pigments
  • Summarize the Bohr model and atomic spectra

A brief quiz is available to test your knowledge of each lesson, and the quizzes can also be printed for use as a helpful study tool. You can use your personal Dashboard to keep track of the lessons you've completed and your quiz results. This convenient online learning platform can be to study art chemistry topics at any time, on any computer or mobile device.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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