What is chemistry?

  • (noun): The science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions.
    Synonyms: chemical science
    See also — Additional definitions below

Chemistry

Chemistry, a branch of physical science, is the study of the composition, properties and behavior of matter. Chemistry is concerned with atoms and their interactions with other atoms, and particularly with the properties of chemical bonds. Chemistry is also concerned with the interactions between atoms (or groups of atoms) and various forms of energy (e.g. photochemical reactions, changes in phases of matter, separation of mixtures, properties of polymers, etc.).

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Wendell Meredith Stanley - Biography
... Ridgeville, Indiana, and earned a BS in Chemistry at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana ... in chemistry two years later ... His later accomplishments include writing the book "Chemistry A Beautiful Thing" and achieving his high stature as a Pulitzer Prize nominee ...
Chemistry - Practice - Professional Societies
... Peru International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Royal Australian Chemical Institute Royal Netherlands Chemical Society Royal Society of Chemistry Society of Chemical Industry World Association of Theoretical and ...
Institute Of Chemistry, Slovak Academy Of Sciences
... research activities of the Institute of Chemistry of the Slovak Academy of Sciences are aimed at the chemistry and biochemistry of saccharides ...
2007 In Science - Deaths
1930), American chemist known for his research on transition metal chemistry. 1918), German winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for pioneering work in the area of organometallic chemistry ...
Chemistry - Monolayer Phases and Equations of State
... A variety of bidimensional phases can be detected, each separated by a phase transition ... During the phase transition, the surface pressure doesn't change, but the area does, just like during normal phase transitions volume changes but pressure doesn't ...

More definitions of "chemistry":

  • (noun): The way two individuals relate to each other.
    Example: "Their chemistry was wrong from the beginning -- they hated each other"
    Synonyms: interpersonal chemistry, alchemy

Famous quotes containing the word chemistry:

    If thought makes free, so does the moral sentiment. The mixtures of spiritual chemistry refuse to be analyzed.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    For me chemistry represented an indefinite cloud of future potentialities which enveloped my life to come in black volutes torn by fiery flashes, like those which had hidden Mount Sinai. Like Moses, from that cloud I expected my law, the principle of order in me, around me, and in the world.... I would watch the buds swell in spring, the mica glint in the granite, my own hands, and I would say to myself: “I will understand this, too, I will understand everything.”
    Primo Levi (1919–1987)