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by Kate Bannan 15 Oct, 2010 in Science Communications
Chemistry has made countless contributions to enhancing modern life by making it more comfortable, safe and prosperous.
Chemistry is a physical science that studies atoms, molecules, crystals and other aggregates of matter. Understanding the basic properties of matter and learning how to predict and explain changes are what chemistry and chemists are all about. Chemistry can be very specialized, dealing with the composition, behavior, structure and properties of matter, as well as changes that occur during chemical reactions.