Green Chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances.  Often referred to as a form of molecular- level pollution prevention, Green Chemistry relies on a set of 12 principles that can be used to design or re-design molecules, materials and chemical transformations to be safer for human health and the environment.  The incorporation of green chemistry principles into the curriculum has fueled a fundamentally new approach to the teaching of chemistry and the GEMs database has been designed to be a rich and efficient resource for green chemistry education materials.  

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Green Chemistry Glossary