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1.1a Chemistry Is the Study of Matter

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SUMMARY

The author touches upon the nature of chemistry and its relationship to science and technology. Duration: 2:13.

VIDEO CHECK QUESTIONS

1. Why study chemistry?
2. How does applied research differ from basic research?
3. Is our use of chemistry necessarily bad for the environment?

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1. Why study chemistry?
[We should study chemistry because of the huge impact it has had and will continue to have on our lives. Chemistry is also the key to understanding many of life's secrets, such as how our bodies operate.]
2. How does applied research differ from basic research?
[Applied research is geared toward creating technology that improves our quality of living. Basic research is geared towards learning how things work merely for the sake of knowledge.]
3. Is our use of chemistry necessarily bad for the environment?
[No! Chemistry is a very powerful tool. What we do with that tool is up to us.]