What is 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
    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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Chemistry - Practice - Professional Societies
... Chemical Institute of Canada Chemical Society of Peru International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Royal Australian Chemical Institute Royal Netherlands ...
Wendell Meredith Stanley - Biography
... Stanley was born in 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 ...
Institute Of Chemistry, Slovak Academy Of Sciences
... The 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
... 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 science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions.
    Synonyms: chemical science

Famous quotes containing the word chemistry:

    The chemistry of dissatisfaction is as the chemistry of some marvelously potent tar. In it are the building stones of explosives, stimulants, poisons, opiates, perfumes and stenches.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)

    Science with its retorts would have put me to sleep; it was the opportunity to be ignorant that I improved. It suggested to me that there was something to be seen if one had eyes. It made a believer of me more than before. I believed that the woods were not tenantless, but choke-full of honest spirits as good as myself any day,—not an empty chamber, in which chemistry was left to work alone, but an inhabited house,—and for a few moments I enjoyed fellowship with them.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)