Ah, Chemistry—the branch of science that deals with matter, its components, properties, and structure. We’ve all encountered chemistry at one point in our lives because it is actually a pre-requisite for you to graduate high school—but one should never forget to thank Chemistry for being present all the time in our daily lives.
You may remember 5th period Chemistry as your chance to experiment and deal with harmless (ok, sometimes a little harmful) chemicals. Lab coats, beakers, flasks, and Bunsen burners—it’s all in a day’s work, come Chemistry time. Experimenting is always a fun and a learning experience, plus your fourteen-year-old self can’t deny how fun it is sometimes to see things explode or burn inside the laboratory.
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Chemistry can also be called a "central science" because its study is never limited to chemicals and matter alone—its reach spreads to physics, geology, and even biology. Chemistry involves the study of molecules, atoms, and particles that make up matter, whether it is in its solid, liquefied, or gaseous form.
Basic Concepts of Chemistry
The study of Chemistry involves a lot of concepts and laws. The atom is basically the unit of chemistry, as well as its protons and neutrons. The concept of elements is also tackled in Chemistry, which basically states that a substance that is composed of a single type of atom can be formed and defined by the number of its protons. Oxygen, carbon, and hydrogen are some examples of elements that are definitely useful and present in our daily lives. Other concepts of chemistry include molecules, substances, and compounds.
Experiments are mostly conducted in the Chemistry laboratory to reenact or recreate events that eventually led for them to become laws. Chemical reactions between elements and substances have created these laws, and helped us understand the basic principles and concepts of Chemistry. Most famous Chemistry laws are Henry’s law, Boyle’s law, the Law of Conservation of Energy, and the Law of Conversation of Mass.
Tools to Help You Understand Chemistry
Everyone has their own chemistry laboratory experience to tell—and no one can forget Chemistry experiments. The periodic table text only has become our go-to guide when it comes to getting information about an element’s properties. Accompanying the periodic table text only would be the spring balance, Bunsen burners, the evaporating dish, the buret, the funnel, and the mortar and pestle. We use the periodic table text only as reference for computations that help us complete and make our experiments successful. The periodic table text only differs from the ordinary periodic table, because the colors representing each chemical series have been removed. Though a periodic table with text only may not be as colorful as the common periodic table, it never fails to help us achieve that "A" on that experiment.
Chemistry, no matter how we see it, is always present in our daily lives. While some of us may have forgotten the basic rules on how to compute for an element’s atomic mass—it’s still a fact that Chemistry, along with technology, has truly made our lives easier.
To view a periodic text only table, click the link below. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periodic_table_%28text_only%29
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