Math in the Physical Sciences

Chemistry and Math

What is chemistry?

Chemistry is the science of matter. It studies the composition, structure, and properties of substances (matter) and its reactions and changes. Because chemistry includes all materials in the universe, it is useful for studying many things—from the chemical composition of gases in galaxies to the chemical reactions within living cells. It also includes mathematics in many forms, such as when determining chemical compositions and understanding relationships between certain chemicals.


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