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5 branches:
inorganic chemistry
organic chemistry
physical chemistry
analytical chemistry


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  • cmhurley64 answered 9 years ago
    Chemistry can be divided into branches according to either the substances studied or the types of study conducted. The primary division of the first type is between inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry . Divisions of the second type are physical chemistry and analytical chemistry.
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  • blueb_24 answered 9 years ago
    Organic, Inorganic, Physical, Biochemistry, and Analytical chemistry
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  • ~!Blossom!~ answered 9 years ago
    In the field of science there are many different types of chemistry. The following will deal with five such chemistries : -

    1.Organic Chemistry
    2.Inorganic Chemistry
    3.Physical Chemistry
    5.Analytical Chemistry

    Organic Chemistry

    This specific type of chemistry is concerned with elements containing carbon. Carbon is only the fourteenth most common element on earth, yet it creates the largest number of different compounds. This type of chemistry is important to the petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and textile industries. All living organisms contain at least some amount of carbon in their body.

    Inorganic Chemistry

    This branch of chemistry deals with substances not containing carbon and that are not organic. Examples of such substances are minerals found in the earth's crust and non-living matter. There are many branches of inorganic chemistry. They include bioinorganic chemistry, nuclear science and energy, geochemistry, and synthetic inorganic chemistry, just to name a few.

    Physical Chemistry

    This type of chemistry deals with the discovery and description of the theoretical basis of the behavior of chemical substances. This means also that it provides a basis for every bit of chemistry including organic, inorganic, and analytical. This chemistry is defined as dealing with the relations between the physical properties of substances and their chemical formations along with their changes.


    Biochemistry is a science that is concerned with the composition and changes in the formation of living species. This type of chemistry utilizes the concepts of organic and physical chemistry to make the world of living organisms seem much clearer. Some people also consider biochemsitry as physiological chemistry and biological chemistry. The scientists that study biochemistry are called biochemists. They study such things as the properties of biological molecules, including proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids. Other topics they focus on are the chemical regulation of metabolism, the chemistry of vitamins, and biological oxidation.

    Analytical Chemistry

    This kind of chemistry deals mostly with the composition of substances.

    All these branches of chemistry must deal with each other one way or another. If they didn't work in unison it would be impossible for these chemistries to perform the functions we need for experiments. For example you wouldn't be able measure the change of an organic substance without knowing how to use analytical chemistry


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  • Jane M answered 9 years ago
    Chemistry is generally divided into two broad branches: organic
    chemistry and inorganic chemistry. Other types of chemistry
    include physical chemistry, biochemistry, and analytical
    chemistry, with each field branching off into several specific
    subfields. Here’s a brief description of the most common
    branches of chemistry.

    Organic Chemistry

    Organic Chemistry has to do with the study of compounds that
    contain carbon (and sometimes hydrogen). Even though carbon is
    only the fourteenth most common element on the planet, it
    produces the greatest number of different compounds on Earth.
    Not surprisingly then, much of the study of chemistry involves
    organic chemistry.

    The most studied groups of organic compounds are those that
    contain nitrogen. These organic compounds are important because
    they are often linked to the amino group. When the amino group
    combines with the carboxyl group, amino acids are born. Amino
    acids are important because they are as the building blocks of

    Inorganic Chemistry

    Inorganic chemistry involves the study the properties and
    reactions of compounds that do not contain carbon and which are
    not organic. Inorganic chemistry studies all non-living matter,
    such as minerals found in the Earth’s crust. There are many
    branches of inorganic chemistry, including geochemistry,
    nuclear science, coordination chemistry, and bioinorganic

    There is much overlap between organic and inorganic chemistry.
    For instance, organometallic chemistry studies the use of
    compounds that are capable of creating a covalent bond between
    carbon and metal.

    Physical Chemistry

    As its name implies, physical chemistry has to do with the
    physical properties of materials. Physical properties that are
    studied may include the electrical and magnetic behavior of
    materials, as well as their interaction with electromagnetic

    There are several subcategories of physical chemistry. These
    include thermochemistry, electrochemistry, and chemical
    kinetics. Thermochemistry studies the changes of entropy and
    energy that naturally occur during chemical reactions.
    Electrochemistry is concerned with the study of
    interconversions of electric and chemical energy of matter, as
    well as the effects of electricity on chemical changes.
    Chemical kinetics involves the study of chemical reactions.
    Specifically, chemical kinetics studies the equilibrium it
    reached between products and their reactants.


    Biochemistry is a branch of chemistry concerned with the
    composition and changes of living matter. Biochemists commonly
    focus on the physical properties and structures of biological
    molecules. Common biological molecules include carbohydrates,
    proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. Biochemistry is sometimes
    referred to as physiological chemistry and biological
    chemistry. Biophysics, molecular biology, and cell biology are
    research fields closely related to biochemistry.

    Analytical Chemistry

    Unlike the other main types of chemistry, analytical chemistry
    doesn’t deal specifically with specific elements. Analytical
    chemistry is concerned mainly with the various techniques and
    laboratory methods used to determine the composition of
    materials. Qualitative and quantitative analysis are the two
    most basic methods used in analytical chemistry. Qualitative
    analysis has to do with identifying all the atoms and molecules
    in a sample of matter, with attention paid to trace elements.
    Quantitative analysis also involves determining the atomical
    and molecular structure of matter, but includes also measuring
    the exact weight of each chemical constituent.
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  • fordewa answered 9 years ago
    Modern Science, Technology, Biotechnology, Electronics, Novel and Functional Materials.
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  • Pepperdine University answered 9 years ago
    General, Organic and Biochemistry
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  • Lheki answered 9 years ago
    1. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY- carbon and its compound (living things) Ex. sugar, fats, carbo..

    2. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY- except carbon and its compound.

    3. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY- physical properties, transformation Ex. condensation, evaporation

    4. BIOCHEMISTRY- properties-living things

    5. ANALITICAL CHEMISTRY- composition of structures

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  • Chelie answered 9 years ago
    Organic, inorganic, physical, biochemistry, and analytical
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  • happypanda03 answered 9 years ago
    Is organic chemistry one? I don't know much but I know that class is rediculous!
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  • Ashley. answered 9 years ago
    organic,inorganic,biochemistry,physical and analytical chemistry.
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