University Chemistry ›› 2020, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (12): 101-109.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202007086

Special Issue: 科学抗疫中的化学

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A New Classroom for Chemistry Teaching: Chemical Knowledge in the Fight against COVID-19 Epidemic

Jing Wu(), Hongbin Qi, Yingbin Wang   

  • Received:2020-07-28 Accepted:2020-09-01 Published:2020-09-10
  • Contact: Jing Wu


As the break out of COVID-19 epidemic, the prevention and control work was consequently carried out. Chemistry plays an important role in the white war. The structure of mask contains the knowledge of interfacial chemistry. The material of mask encompasses the knowledge of polymer chemistry. Nucleic acid test and COVID-19 vaccine research need the knowledge of biological chemistry. The sanitizers involve the knowledge of inorganic and organic chemistry. The knowledge of physical chemistry takes effect in daily hand washing with soap. Each drug against COVID-19 virus was a complex organic compound. All the above things can be taken as appropriate examples in chemistry teaching to display the charm of chemistry. Meanwhile, these examples help students to realize that chemistry works as a vital part in our lives and therefore active their motivation to study chemistry well.

Key words: COVID-19 epidemic, The fight against COVID-19 epidemic, Chemistry, Teaching


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