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What Are The Scopes Of Chemistry?

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The scope of chemistry as a whole is incredibly vast. For starters, chemistry can be divided into a set of sub-disciplines. Some of these sub-disciplines include:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Neuro-chemistry
  • Nuclear Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
This is the analysis of samples undertaken in order to gain understanding of the chemical structure and composition of any given material. The standardized experimental methods employed in analytical chemistry can be used in all other sub-disciplines.

  • Biochemistry
This is the study of chemicals and chemical reactions and/or interactions taking place within living organisms. Closely related to organic chemistry, it is applied in medicinal or neuro-chemistry, as well as being associated with genetics and molecular biology.

  • Organic Chemistry
Here the emphasis is on the study of the properties, structure, composition, reactions and mechanism of organic compounds based on carbon skeletons.

  • Inorganic Chemistry
Inorganic chemistry concentrates on the study of properties and reactions within inorganic compounds. There are overlaps with organic chemistry, in particular within the field of organometallic chemistry. This discipline includes, among others, the area of materials chemistry.

  • Neuro-chemistry
This is the study of all neuro-chemicals, such as transmitters, proteins, peptides, sugars, lipids and nucleic acid, and their interactions in their role of formation, maintenance and modification of the nervous system.

  • Nuclear Chemistry
Nuclear chemistry studies subatomic particles and the way they come together to create nuclei.

  • Physical Chemistry
This is the study of the fundamental and physical basis underlying all chemical processes and systems, with particular emphasis on dynamics and energies of such processes and systems.

Among these and other sub-disciplines, chemistry then branches out into a host of different specialized fields of expertise, with possible application of these specialist fields in every imaginable area of scientific research, medicine, industry, aviation, space and military purposes.

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