Chemistry is a branch of Science that deals with the study of the behavioral attributes of various substances, their chemical composition, their chemical reactions and so on. Read on to find out more about the many terms and definitions associated with this stream …
The word ‘chemistry’ is derived from an Egyptian term kēme (chem) which means ‘earth’. The study of Chemistry began several thousand years ago. It is believed that Alchemy is the basis of modern-day inorganic Chemistry. Many a time, scientists refer to Chemistry as the central Science, as its study is essential for various other branches of Science like Physics, Biology, Geology, Astronomy etc.
Chemistry is an extremely vast subject. It has several branches. Some of the important aspects of this field include: study of atomic and molecular structure of various chemical substances, their characteristics, types of reactions, types of bonds formed by different elements, methods used for extraction of metals and nonmetals, different laboratory techniques etc.