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What is Chemistry?

Do you know someone whose life was saved by the injection of epinephrine after a bee sting, an airbag, or tempered glass, which doesn't shatter on impact? Then you need to thank a chemist. From Jobweb.com 

Chemistry (from Greek χημε?α khemeia[1] meaning "alchemy") is the science of matter at the atomic to molecular scale, dealing primarily with collections of atoms, such as molecules, crystals, and metals. Chemistry deals with the composition and statistical properties of such structures, as well as their transformations and interactions to become materials encountered in everyday life. Chemistry also deals with understanding the properties and interactions of individual atoms with the purpose of applying that knowledge at the macroscopic level. According to modern chemistry, the physical properties of materials are generally determined by their structure at the atomic scale, which is itself defined by interatomic forces. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemistry


CWU Chemistry Department 
 

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Related Major Skills
Developing theoriesConduct research
Attending to dataAdapt well to frequent change
CuriosityUtilizing formulas
Process dataWork independently and in groups
Oral and written communicationScience and math ability
PerseveranceAnalytical skills
Follow through skillsPerform experiments
Observation and decision makingTechnological skills
Remain objective 

Chemistry education majors should also develop skills involving planning and the ability to adapt teaching methods and modalities to the various learning styles of students 

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