What Are The Impact Of Chemistry On Society?


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Chemistry is part of everything we do in life as well as everything in this world. Every natural change that occurs around us is a result of a chemical reaction such as the growth of plants and weather change. Firstly though, our human make up is based around chemistry and the chemical elements as our bodies are made up mostly of water. Chemistry helps our bodies function through motions such as:
  • Breathing
  • Metabolism
  • Growing
  • Reproduction
  • Feeling emotions
The human body is however, just the start of the impact of chemistry in our present society. As mankind has progressed, chemistry has been at the basis of all developments. The technology and knowledge we have today would not have existed or been developed without the use of the most basic chemistry dating back even to Neanderthal times. This includes:
  • Making fire
  • Using components for use in hunting and shelter
  • Clothing and comfort
These days, the most commonly thought of examples of chemistry in society would be medicines, chemical production and research experimentation. Even that basic understanding of creating fire is at the basis of saving lives throughout the world through use of medicines; a development of a simple form of chemistry.

Chemistry is used largely by industries such as oil, petrol and gas, though it is something that is often taken for granted as we get on with our individual lives. It is as small as brushing our teeth, cleaning our houses, taking in information and even using our senses. Without chemistry, we cannot have a society or even basic life.

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