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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.
Organic, Inorganic, Physical, Biochemistry, and Analytical chemistry
In the field of science there are many different types of chemistry. The following will deal with five such chemistries : -
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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
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 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.
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.
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.
Modern Science, Technology, Biotechnology, Electronics, Novel and Functional Materials.
General, Organic and Biochemistry
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
you only need 5 but i can give you 7....
Organic, inorganic, physical, biochemistry, and analytical
Is organic chemistry one? I don't know much but I know that class is rediculous!
organic,inorganic,biochemistry,physical and analytical chemistry.
what are the 5 important branches of chemistry?
just the 5 important branches of chemistry