Chemistry is the study of the composition, properties and reactions of matter. Studies in chemistry range from the bulk behaviour of matter, down to the interactions of its atoms and molecules. Chemistry is a central discipline whose interfaces range from physics to computers to biology. It is true to say that almost every facet of life is dependent on chemical processes of one form or another. Chemical reactions have been harnessed by man to produce a wide variety of substances that our daily lives are dependent on, e.g., synthetic materials, pharmaceuticals, plastics, paints, dyes, metals and alloys, some of which display the most remarkable properties. Chemical processes such as combustion are the source of power for transport and electricity generation. Modern-day life would be difficult to imagine without its vast array of chemical products.
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