Chemistry FAQs:

Q: Is chemistry a branch of physical science that studies the composition?

A: Yes, and structure, properties and change of matter.

Q: Is chemistry sometimes called the central science because it bridges other natural sciences?

A: Yes, and including physics, geology and biology.

Q: Is chemistry the study of the physical and fundamental basis of chemical systems and processes?

A: Yes.

Q: Was chemistry developed by Justus von Liebig and others?

A: Yes, and following Friedrich Wöhler's synthesis of urea which proved that living organisms were, in theory, reducible to chemistry.

Q: Is chemistry closely related?

A: Yes, as in medicinal chemistry or neurochemistry.

Q: Is chemistry the preparation?

A: Yes, and characterization, and understanding of substances with a useful function.

Q: Is chemistry a distinct discipline from chemical physics?

A: Yes, but again, there is very strong overlap.

Q: Is chemistry done without it?

A: Yes.

Q: Is chemistry the analysis of material samples to gain an understanding of their chemical composition and structure?

A: Yes.

Q: Is chemistry the study of neurochemicals?

A: Yes, including transmitters, peptides, proteins, lipids, sugars, and nucleic acids; their interactions, and the roles they play in forming, maintaining, and modifying the nervous system.

Q: Is chemistry usually the result of interactions between atoms?

A: Yes, and leading to rearrangements of the chemical bonds which hold atoms together.

Q: Is chemistry also associated with molecular biology and genetics?

A: Yes.

Q: Is chemistry finally understood due to a series of remarkable discoveries that succeeded in probing and discovering the very nature of the internal structure of atoms?

A: Yes.

Q: Is chemistry the study of the structure?

A: Yes, and properties, composition, mechanisms, and reactions of organic compounds.

Q: Is chemistry typically divided into several major sub-disciplines?

A: Yes.

Q: Is chemistry the study of the chemicals?

A: Yes, and chemical reactions and chemical interactions that take place in living organisms.

Q: Is chemistry the study of chemistry via fundamental theoretical reasoning?

A: Yes, In particular the application of quantum mechanics to chemistry is called quantum chemistry.

Q: Is chemistry traditionally grouped by the type of matter being studied or the kind of study?

A: Yes.

Q: Is chemistry the study of how subatomic particles come together and make nuclei?

A: Yes.

Q: Is chemistry the study of the properties and reactions of inorganic compounds?

A: Yes.