"Every Chemical has reaction has a transition state." Derek Barton

What is Chemistry?

Chemistry is a branch of natural science that deals principally with the properties of substances, the changes they undergo, and the natural laws that describe these changes.

Chemistry is the study of matter—what it consists of, what its properties are, and how it changes. Being able to describe the ingredients in a cake and how they change when the cake is baked is called chemistry. Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space—that is, anything that is physically real. Some things are easily identified as matter. Others are not so obvious. Because we move so easily through the air, we sometimes forget that it, too, is matter.

Chemistry is one branch of science. Science is the process by which we learn about the natural universe by observing, testing, and then generating models that explain our observations. Because the physical universe is so vast, there are many different branches of science. Thus, chemistry is the study of matter, biology is the study of living things, and geology is the study of rocks and the earth. Mathematics is the language of science, and we will use it to communicate some of the ideas of chemistry.

Mind Blowers
Do you know that Water expands when frozen, unlike other substances

Typically, when something is cold, it shrinks. That’s because temperature describes atomic vibration — the more vibration, the more space it takes, hence expansion. Water is an exception. Even though it vibrates less when it’s frozen, the ice occupies more volume. That’s due to the strange shape of the water molecule.

Do you know that the only two non-silvery metals are gold and copper?

A metal is an element that readily forms positive ions (cations) and has metallic bonds. These elements have electrons that are loosely held to the atoms, and will readily transfer them. This is why metals are great electrical and thermal conductors — because the electrons move energy.

Do you know that when you pour a handful of salt into a glass of water, the water level will go down?

When you step inside a bathtub, the water level will immediately go up, per Achimedes’ law. But when you add a volume of sodium chloride (salt) to a volume of water, the overall volume actually decreases by up to 2%. The net reduction in observed volume is due to solvent molecules which become more ordered in the vicinity of dissolved ions.

Do you know that the glass is actually a liquid, it just flows very, very slowly?

Glass is an amorphous solid—a state somewhere between those two states of matter. And yet glass's liquidlike properties are not enough to explain the thicker-bottomed windows, because glass atoms move too slowly for changes to be visible.

Why Is Soap Used for Cleaning?

Soap is a mixture of amphipathic molecules, which have both a hydrophobic chain and a hydrophilic head. In water, these molecules such as fatty acid carboxylates, are arranged forming micelles. Micelles arrange the hydrophobic chains towards the center, and the hydrophilic heads towards the outside (water).

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• Difficulty visualizing abstract concepts, such as molecular structures

• Negative attitudes create mental block & impede learning

• Overwhelming terminologies hinder understanding

• Chemistry demands strong math/science skills

• Formula memorisation causes frustration

• Lab work demands precision and focus


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A Bit About Chemistry Importance

• Chemistry provides understanding of world around us

• Chemistry fosters critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills

• Chemistry drives advancements in fields such as medicine & agriculture

• Chemistry helps understanding food composition and pollution effects

• Chemistry develops modern technology, including electronics & fuels


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