It is the science that deals with the identification of the substances of which matter is composed; the investigation of their properties and the ways in which they interact, combine, and change; and the use of these processes to form new substances.
A chemist searches for and uses new knowledge about chemicals to improve the way we live. He or she may develop products such as synthetic fibers, drugs and cosmetics. A chemist also creates processes, including oil refining and petrochemical processing that reduce energy use and pollution. Chemists specialize in areas such as analytical, organic, inorganic, physical and theoretical, macromolecular, medical, and materials chemistry. <The balance>
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Organic and Inorganic chemistry, Mathematics, Physical Science
Jobs directly related to the degree
- Analytical Chemist
- Clinical Biochemist
- Forensic Scientist
- Scientist (physical sciences)
- Scientist (Development Engineer)
- Science Writer
Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe by Theodore Gray
General Chemistry by Linus Pauling.
Louis Pasteur, Dmitri Mendeleev, Alfred Nobel.