Welcome to the HCCC Library's LibGuide for Chemistry!
What is Chemistry?
Chemistry is the branch of science that studies the composition, structure, and properties of matter, as well as the changes it undergoes during chemical reactions. It is a physical science that seeks to understand the fundamental properties of matter, how it interacts with energy, and how it forms new substances.
How do we use Chemistry in every day life?
Chemistry is used in many aspects of everyday life. It is used to produce medicines, soaps, fabrics, fertilizers, and fuel. It is also used in the production of foods, plastics, and cosmetics. Chemistry even plays a role in the environment, helping to clean up pollutants in the air and water. Chemistry is also used in the development of new materials and technologies such as nanotechnology and fuel cells.