What is chemistry?


At the most basic level, chemistry is the study of matter. Everything in the universe is made of matter from the smallest atom to the largest planet. The chair you are sitting on, the tree outside, even your eyeball all these are made of matter. Chemists study the substance, structure and interactions of all kinds of matter. We can understand why water boils at a certain temperature and how to make better medicines because of chemistry. Matter comes in three main forms: gas, liquid and solid. Looking at these different forms of matter helps a scientist understand the properties of different chemicals. Based on these properties, chemists make predictions about the behaviour of different chemicals. Understanding and predicting the different ways a chemical element or compound behaves is what chemistry is all about!


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