Introduction to Chemistry

 

 

Matter

 

 

anything that has mass and occupies space

 

 

Chemistry

 

 

the study of the composition of matter and the changes that matter undergoes

 

 

Organic Chemistry

 

 

 the study of compounds containing carbon

 

 

 

 

 

Inorganic Chemistry

 

the study of substances that, in general do not contain carbon

 

 

Biochemistry

 

 

the area of chemistry that focuses on processes that take place in organisms

 

 

Analytical Chemistry

 

 

the area of chemistry that focuses on the composition of matter

 

 

Physical Chemistry

the area of chemistry that deals with the mechanism, the rate, and the energy transfer that occurs when matter undergoes a change

 

 

Pure Chemistry

 

 

the pursuit of chemical knowledge for its own sake

 

 

Applied Chemistry

 

 

research that is directed toward a practical goal or application