Chemistry has played a very important role in our life. It has contributed a lot towards the well being of mankind in the form of food, clothing, shelter, medical treatment and in providing entertainment facilities. A variety of chemical fertilizers are being manufactured in thousands of industries everyday. Mass production of commodities is amazing, which save people from starvation. Crops are being protected by using pesticides. Food processing factories are working day and night for preparing refined food. The production of a variety of artificial fibres has brought a revolution in our clothing. We owe colourful and fine dresses for all seasons to chemistry.Cement, iron, bricks, glass, etc. used in the construction of our houses are the result of our knowledge of chemistry.
The attractive and colourful paints are available in the market are used to make the houses all the more beautiful. Polyester fibre, fibre glass, multicolour glass, glass crockery, tiles, steel and alloys of different materials are all miraculous products of chemistry. The modern life has got another aspect as well. The smoke emitting from chimneys of chemical industries and increasing number of auto-mobiles producing pollutant gases, are responsible for damaging our environment. Moreover, waste water coming from chemical industries is often saturated with dangerous chemicals and causes immense danger to land, canals and rivers.
Chemistry is the integral part of society and enviroment.The most substance we use in our daily life is directly or indirectly involves chemistry.The battery we use in torch ,music player etc are working by the principle of electrochemistry.The soap we use to bath is formed by the esterificaion of fatty acid with a base like Na OH.These are all the good things of the chemistry.But as the nature of human beings we are mostly wanted to use the destructive part of the chemistry,so we produced war gas,nuclear bombs etc.The principle of nuclear bombs can be used for peace full purposes like generating electricity ,now we are facing in electricity shortage.
Chemistry is very important in our society because without the knowledge of chemistry we cannot determine that the food that we are eating is expired,we do not know how to analyze the composition of certain substances,to formulate new products and develop better manufacturing processes.