What is Basic Chemistry?


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Iris Phillips answered
Basic chemistry is concerned with the most elementary concepts of chemistry.  In order to understand the processes of chemistry, as well as many processes within biology, these basic concepts have to be learned and understood.

The elementary concepts of basic chemistry consist of:
  • Chemical Elements
  • Atoms & Atomic Structures
  • Protons, Neutrons, Electrons and Isotopes
  • Atomic Orbitals & Energy Levels
  • Molecules and Compounds
  • Chemical Bonds
A more detailed explanation of these concepts can be found if you search for an Introduction to Chemistry, but here is a brief outline of some of them.

Chemical elements are substances that can not be divided into subsequent, simpler substances. So far, 92 different natural elements have been identified by chemists, with another 13 having been created in laboratories.

Elements consist of atoms, the smallest unit of matter still able to display the characteristic properties of an element. Each atom is made up of a nucleus, which contains protons and neutrons, and electrons, which occupy so-called orbitals around the nucleus and provide a kind of energy shell around the nucleus.

Molecules are formed by two or more of the same type of atom, while compounds are formed by the linking of dissimilar atoms. Both molecules and compounds will display properties not found within the original elements from which they were formed.

Chemical bonds are formed when the nuclei of two atoms attract each other's electrons. In time, the two electron orbitals, or clouds, begin to overlap and form a single molecular orbital. This acts as a bond between the atoms.
Every atom can form as many bonds as there are unpaired electrons within its outer orbital. As molecules are bonded and electrons are paired, they become more stable than single atoms. The molecule H2, for instance, is more stable than two H, or Hydrogen, atoms.
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            Is the study of our material world. We study the composition of materials and how their structures affect their properties and behavior.
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Relheina Artemy answered
Chemistry is everything you see, it is the science of matter.

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Akif Javed answered
Chemistry is the science of the change. Over the centuries people have heated rocks, distilled juices and probed solids, liquids and gases with electricity. From all this activity we have gained a great wealth of new material e.g. Metals, medicines, plastics, dyes, ceramics, fertilizers, fuels and much more. But this creation of new materials is only part of the science and technology of chemistry.

The job of the chemist is not only this but he must also understand the changes, find patterns of behaviour and to discover the innermost nature of materials.

It is a brief introduction. Hope that answers your question.
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Chemistry is the science concerned with the composition, properties and structure of the matter and the changes when undergo some chemical reactions. It is a physical science related to studies of various atoms, molecules, crystals and other aggregrates of matter whether in isolation or combination.
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Hannah Roberts answered

Basic Chemistry is a physical science that studies the spontaneous reactions that occur between two or more chemicals, or the chemical makeup of various organic substances.  Chemistry

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It is the branch of natural science that deals with the study of properties composition and also structure of matter . It also deals with the changes in matter and the principles which govern these changes . It is also a greek word

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