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Chemistry is everywhere.


Everything you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch involves chemistry and chemicals (matter). And seeing, hearing, tasting, and touching all involve an incredibly complex series of chemical reactions and interactions.

Chemistry is the scientific discipline that studies the composition, properties, structure, and behaviour of matter, as well as the changes it undergoes during chemical reactions. It is often referred to as the central science because it bridges other natural sciences, such as physics and biology. It can be divided into many subdisciplines, including organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, and many others. Each area focussing on specific aspects of matter and employing different techniques and methodologies for experimentation and analysis.


Overall, chemistry plays a vital role in our daily lives, contributing to fields such as medicine, materials science, environmental science, energy production, and even the food we eat. It provides a framework for understanding the building blocks of the universe and enables the development of new technologies, in some cases, to change it for the better.

Richard O'Hara

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