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What is Chemistry?

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Definition: The scientific study of matter, its properties, and interactions with other matter and with energy. Science that deals with the properties, composition, and structure of substances (elements and compounds), the reactions and transformations they undergo, and the energy released or absorbed during those processes. Often called the "central science," chemistry is concerned with atoms as building blocks (rather than with the subatomic domain;

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Chemistry education majors should also develop skills involving planning and the ability to adapt teaching methods and modalities to the various learning styles of students.

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