OVERVIEW OF CHEMISTRY
Chemistry is the science dealing with the composition and properties of substances,and the reactions by which substances are produced from or converted into other substances. The study of Chemistry is on an intermediate scale. It does not concentrate on elementary particles, or even just the elements. It concentrates on what we can make or do, not just on observations of existing phenomena.We can often see and manipulate these things directly. Both theory and practice are well-integrated. A very wide range of skills is taught and is needed to be a good chemist. Problem-solving is emphasized.
Equipment used can range from the very simple to the very complex. Undergraduates wishing to major in Chemistry should have a strong liking for science and mathematics in general and a curiosity for Chemistry in particular.