Q: What is chemistry?|
A: Chemistry is the study of the properties and uses of elements. Chemistry is the study of the properties and uses of materials. Chemistry is the study of organic and inorganic substances. It once was believed that organic compounds were produced exclusively by living things, but scientists today can synthesize many organic materials from inorganic ones.
It once was believed that the chemical structure of elements was in the form of boxes or linear, but today these chemical structures are being questioned. Who proposed this chemical structure? How did they reach this type of chemical structure? What did they do to reach to this type of structure? Who verified the findings? It will be in the best interest of industry to focus on elements, their properties, and their uses. Thus, it will be in the best interest of industry to focus on materials, their properties, and their uses.
|Alphabetical listing of chemistry topics|
|Chemistry for high school students|
|Chemistry for engineers|
|Q: What are the major fields of study in chemistry?|
|1. Organic chemistry|
|3. Physical chemistry|
|4. Inorganic chemistry|
|5. Analytical chemistry|
|6. Environmental chemistry|
|Do you know any other major fields of study in chemistry?|
|Chemistry for Chemical Engineers|
Q: Have your schools, colleges, universities, educational departments, libraries, and others updated their books? |
Q: Have they answered these questions?
Q: Are they up to date?
Q: When was the last update?
Q: Where can you get answers to chemistry questions?
Q: Where can you find more about chemistry?
|Resources for Teaching Chemistry|
|Elements, Compounds and Mixtures|
|Solids, Liquids and Gases|
|Atomic Structure and Bonding|
|The Periodic Table - History and Groups|
|Acids and Alkalis|
|Rates of Reaction|
|The Reactivity Series|
|Extraction and Uses of Metals|
|Water, Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles|
|Tests for Ions|
|Tests for Gases|
|The Haber Process|
What are rocks made out of?
Where do rocks come from?
How are rocks the same and different?
Do rocks dissolve?
How long does it take to dissolve rocks in nature?
What evidence would suggest that these rocks are undergoing chemical weathering?
How are igneous rocks formed?
How are sedimentary rocks formed?
How are metamorphic rocks formed?
What is clay?
Where does clay come from?
What properties are used to describe minerals?
How many minerals are there?
Native Elements ~ copper, silver, gold, nickel-iron, graphite, diamond
Sulfides ~ sphalerite, chalcopyrite, galena, pyrite Halides ~ halite, fluorite
Oxides & Hydroxides ~ corundum, hematite
Nitrates, Carbonates, Borates ~ calcite, dolomite, malachite
Sulfates, Chromates, Molybdates, Tungstates ~ celestite, barite, gypsum
Phosphates, Arsenates, Vanadates ~ apatite, turquoise
Silicates ~ quartz, almandine garnet, topaz, jadeite, talc, biotite mica
Energy minerals are used to produce electricity, fuel for transportation, heating for homes and offices and in the manufacture of plastics. Energy minerals include coal, oil, natural gas and uranium.
|Metals and alloys|
|Products from Oil|
|Here are further guidelines.|
How many elements are there?
As of August 21, 2012, scientists know of 118 different elements.
What should you know about a chemical element?
You should be able to elaborate on chemical elements under at least 100 different headings.
Alkali Metals |
Alkaline Earth Metals
Rare Earth Elements