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Much like the study of biology, chemistry puts a spotlight on life at its most elementary.

Basically, we are all made of chemicals just as equally as rocks and minerals, trees and clouds, caterpillars and giraffes.

Even brain chemistry is responsible for coloring our personality. When things go wrong, (like eating too much junk food) the result may cause huge mood swings and even severe depression caused by chemical processes effecting the entire bodily system.

Chemistry can also explain a host of interesting questions about what we see around us everyday -- including why rock salt melts snow, what makes a tomato turn red, or how copper cleaner can brighten up the kitchen pots and pans.


human chemistry

What are humans made of?

Oxygen (65%, mainly from water or H2O)
Carbon (18%),
Hydrogen (10%)
Nitrogen (3%),

Calcium (1.5%)
Phosphorus (1.0%)
Potassium (0.35%)
Sulfur (0.25%)
Sodium (0.15%)
Magnesium (0.05%)
Copper, zinc, selenium, molybdenum, fluorine, chlorine, iodine, manganese, cobalt, iron (0.70%), and trace elements of lithium, strontium, aluminum, silicon, lead, vanadium, arsenic, and bromine
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"Better living through chemistry" was the DuPont company's tagline that was familiar to generations. Today, the global multi-trillion dollar chemcials industry is responsible for contributing to more than 70,000 different products ranging from soaps, detergents, and insecticides to industrial adhesives and sealants.

Around the Web, a potent concoction of resources awaits for the chemist, chemistry student or instructor, along with related help for developing science fair project ideas.

 

More about chemistry around the Web:


The Human Touch of Chemistry
- If you're not fascinated by chemistry yet, take a swing around this site for kids of all ages to learn the entertaining basics of chemistry, biochemistry, profiles of famous chemists, and a bit of history...

Academic Info: Chemistry - Thinking of studying to be a chemist? Check out this overview with information on required education, projected salaries, the future of the industry, and related resources.

Rader's Chem4Kids.com - Making chemistry fun with tutorials, an extensive library, together with experiments, activities, and downloads. Click around for more resources to biology, physics and geography.


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