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- Chemistry: Topic Page
Chemistry, branch of science concerned with the properties, composition, and structure of substances and the changes they undergo when they combine or react under specified conditions.
- Physics and Chemistry: Topic Page
Science’ is derived from Latin scientia, a complicated word whose apparently simple meaning, ‘knowledge’ conceals an origin in the idea of finding out about things by subdividing them and sorting the pieces. But to call science ‘knowledge’, with the implication of certainty, is an idea long past its prime: modern science is far more a form of enquiry into natural phenomena, a consensus of information held at any one time (all of which is, so to speak, on loan, and may be modified by new discoveries and new interpretations at any moment), and, most loosely of all, a community of people engaged in enquiry into the natural world.
- Organic Chemistry: Topic Page
Branch of chemistry that deals with carbon compounds. Organic compounds form the chemical basis of life and are more abundant than inorganic compounds. In a typical organic compound, each carbon atom forms bonds covalently with each of its neighbouring carbon atoms in a chain or ring, and additionally with other atoms, commonly hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, or sulphur.