Why Is Chemistry Important?

Real Answers About Chemistry From Real People

Why is chemistry important? In part, it is because everything in the world consists of chemicals!
Why is chemistry important? In part, it is because everything in the world consists of chemicals!. Stuart Kinlough, Getty Images

Why is chemistry important? If you take chemistry or teach chemistry, you'll be asked to answer this question. It's easy to say chemistry is important because everything is made from chemicals, but there are a lot of other reasons why chemistry is a big part of daily life and why everyone should understand basic chemistry. Why do you think chemistry is important? This a selection of answers from real chemists, teachers, students, and readers just like you (kindly remember not all people who answered this question speak English as a native language):

We are chemical beings
Many biology and anatomy and physiology courses begin with chemistry. More than just nutrients, medicines and poisons, everything we do is chemical. Geology too: why do we wear diamonds and not calcium carbonate on our fingers?
—foxkin

Importance of chemistry to life
(1) Many thing that are our in environment are made of chemicals. (2) Many things that we observe in the world are made of chemical effects.
—Shola

Well now you have asked something. My first days of chemistry started at the age of about 9 yrs not long after WWII. Since then I have received from the study a vast interest in everything and still I am learning at 70 years old, but in my mind I know it is chemistry that has made me what I am and what I believe in, to myself it is the most powerful mind mover of all..making one's mind to explore and discover and understand what its all about, I am still looking, experimenting, and wondering. Yes to myself chemistry is the all powerful mover and doer of the whole mystery of life and the meanings. But sadly I can no longer explore the underground I so loved to in search for the Philosopher's stone.—david bradbury

Prevents Poisoning or Worse
Water or sulfuric acid? Propylene glycol or ethylene glycol? It's good to be able to tell them apart. Chemistry is important because it helps you identify toxic or dangerous substances. Of course, labeling your chemicals helps a lot too...
--Gemdragon

Chemistry having great importance in our daily life. Even in our body also more chemical reactions are going on. with the help of chemistry we are able to cure most of deadly or dangerous disease. By the study of chemistry we can learn the biochemical changes going on in our body.
—sneha jadhao

Chemistry is a path of creativity, at least to me. It's a subject of logic and it creates a new way of thinking....organic is like a puzzle which is very interesting to solve and bonding is just awesome.

Chemistry is a study of life. Life is made of string of particulate matter.
—Dr C. w. Huey

Because chemistry is all over in world & girls are impressed by this subject
—yog

chemistry means a lot of dollars
If you want a lot of dollars you must learn chemistry.
—emad

WITCHCRAFT
In Africa we believe chemistry explains witchcraft or which other subject is responsible for manufacture of the concoctions used in the art.
—PATRICK CHEGE

Chemistry is important as it is interrelated with many sciences such as physics biology etc
—ANAS

everywhere is chemistry
Yes life is made up of chemistry. For me chemistry is very interesting because i feel by learning it we can understand the other sciences too. My specialization is in analytical chem. This tells us about nutritional values, specimen analysis, toxicity, sampling and so many valuable things. So chem is around us and inside us. Moreover with today's instrumentation and with the help of large variety of chemical measurements available, we can get the results of clinical, environmental, occupational health, safety applications and industrial analysis.
—irfana aamir

it is very important. chemistry apply in every field of over life. education of chemistry is not only the source of getting a good job, but also a fun or a practical which make over life interesting.
—sony

it's in everything
ELECTRONS RULE!! Chemistry pervades all processes from air particulate to cellular specialized functions to the engineering materials for space exploration. We are Chemistry!
—MJ

Paint Pigments
If it weren't for chemists, we wouldn't have all the modern pigments for paints we have today! Including my long-time favorite Prussian blue (though the color maker was trying to make a red).
—Marion BE

Chemistry is important because everything around us is made of chemicals.
—ntosh

Everything is chemistry so nothing can exist without chemistry.
—Guest superchem

Answer
Everything in the world is basically now made up of chemistry.
—Madelyn

interactions are fun to learn
Studying chemistry is not all about observing any reactions and recording the result. It's about knowing why they are able to react like that. It is really fascinating and an exercise to our brain.
—Kate Williams

why is chemistry important?
As the earth originated chemistry also began to play its important role in this world. Life also began because of chemicals.. Chemistry is everywhere. It is important to known it and to sustain Life on earth peacefully. Because of all these reasons humans are more interested and giving more importance to it.. The mystery of chemistry is always taunting man to reveal its mystery
—megha

Why is chemistry important in our society?
Chemistry is important because it help to build our body system. It also help us in our daily activities in life, is also important because it helps us to know how to take good care of our health.
—ani samuel

Chemistry plays a central role in science and is often entwined with other branches of science like physics, biology, geology etc.
—Radhi.R

chemistry = daily life
Chemistry is a branch of science which deals with study of everything in our daily life. Chemistry is a non stop one because it is spread in our daily life.
—a7h

chem is life
Chemistry deals with the composition of things.The food we eat, the rocks and the minerals, the mattresses we sleep on, etc.
—saha aboo

CHEMISTRY IS LIFE SCIENCE
Chemistry is a science that is very close to human, non human life and non living matters. it is essential to learn chemistry because of man's desire to improve medical solutions to the challenges of newly discovered ailments.
—PETER CHITI

the reaction of chemicals when you ad another liquid (chemical} can have an violent reaction, take water and ad it to an acid and see what violent reaction you will have of the two mixed, a thermal and vapor release will result. Now for this reason it is important to know chemicals and there properties and compounds
—kallie

Chemistry help our industry to produce more materials for us such as paints, plastics, iron or steel, cement, kerosene, and also motor oil. Chemistry help also our farmers to enrich the soil with chemicals like insecticides and pesticides to gain a fresh vegetables
—~gRatItUdEgIrL25~

Chemistry is important, especially in house hold things like condoms, cleaning, and cooking.
—Cougar

CHEMISTRY IS ESSENTIAL!
In just one line we can say that importance of chemistry is unparalleled and scope of chemistry is unlimited.Importance of chemistry can't be penned down with some examples! We can lead a better life with the chemistry.
—Swathi.P.S

No Life Without Chemistry
Without chemistry no life for human beings... Chemistry is The God for all other subjects
—sarandeva

chemistry is important because everything around us is made up of chemicals and we use it in our day to day activities in our house, industry, company e.t.c
—Immanuel Abiola

chemistry in universe
It is said that chemistry is the knowledge of observing this universe.And in our HOLLY QURAN ALLAH ALMIGHTY said that "intelligent is that person who observes this universe". That's all about chemistry
—amin_malik

about chemistry
Chemistry is important as it make up our mind to the small secrets of our environment around us and by studying chemistry we can able to know the suspense of basic mechanism in our body in our daily life. Thus it is important.
—mrinal mukesh

Learning of chemistry is important so as to get marks in the examination
—nishant

Fish in Water
Talking of Chemistry in Human Life is like "A Fish, deep inside River Ganga, speaking of what Water is". Since beginning of body till vanishing in fire or soil, it's chemistry & chemistry. Brood to realize.
—Bira Madhab

What we use in our everyday life that is made by different chemicals, so chemistry is very important for us.
—jiten

importance of chemistry 
Environmental chmistry is describe of various chemical elements present in the environment their reactions & effects on the environment.It illustrates the major environmental segments & their interrelationship & significances.
—aminul

Chemistry in use 24X7
Ya.. When we wake up we brush our teeth with toothpaste which is chemistry then we bathe with soap (alkaline) we eat our food (vitamins, minerals, water, folic acid) we go to work by vehicles which feed on petrol .... We ward off mosquitoes with repellents which is chemistry!
—Prandeep Borthakur

chem.
it is important because it help us to be more productive and develop our country.
—encarnacion

yeah, it's a blessing
i think chem is very imp for our life and for our existence. If there will be no chemical reactions then there will be no air, no air means no life, no life means no existence and no existence means nothing for living
—summa

Question: What Is a Chemical Element? Answer: A chemical element, or an element, is a material which cannot be broken down or changed into another substance using chemical means. Elements may be thought of as the basic chemical building blocks of matter. Depending on how much evidence you require to prove a new element has been created, there are 117 or 118 known elements.
—Guest

The importance of chemistry won't be diminished over time, so it will remain a promising career path.
—Important

I think chemistry is more important to our life. because looking around us, the drugs, weedkiller, and food come from chemistry.
—osei stephen

why chemistry is important in life?
I think without chemistry one can not imagine his life. Chemistry is as important as food.
—dimple sharma

Health.
if not for chemistry, the world will not be existing by now. Chemists all around the world through rigorous research has us in term of health.
—Ajileye

importance of Chemistry
Besides considering ‘what chemistry is and what one has in mind when he/she thinks of chemistry’, the essence of importance of chemistry is hidden in the quintessence that it is not only the central science but also the mother of sciences and it is the mother which matters the most in every aspect and all respects.
—Dr. Badruddin Khan

Why is chemistry important?
The food we eat, air we breath, water we drink every thing made up of chemicals, so life can't exist without chemistry.
—nag

what is chemistry
According to me we can define chemistry as below C-creates H-hell or heaven on E-earth M-mysteriously I-investingly S-surprisingly T-through R-reactions and it's Y-yields
—sridevi

Though chemistry is difficult to learn, but it is very important to learn it. the major advantage is in the medicinal field.
—shefali

it's important
It doesn't take a chemistry major to know that some chemicals are dangerous. Having a basic knowledge chemistry can help you avoid materials that you would rather not come in contact with. That's why they put a list of ingredients on everything at the supermarket.
—blake

From morning to evening anything and everything we use is the product of chemistry...
—chandini anand

Importance of Chemistry
Chemistry aids in the improvement of healthcare, the conservation of natural resources, and the protection of the environment. Chemistry is the central science, central to the understanding of other sciences and technology.
—OhHowThisGenerationHasFallen

importance of chemistry
Learning of chemistry is important because of scored marks in examination.
—keerthy

definition of chemistry
The name of chemistry in hindi is rasayan. So chemistry is a subject that give us the ras of subject . When we are wake up we look at anything, that thing is made by chemicals and when we go to sleep, bed sheet also is made by use of chemistry. Around us everywhere is chemistry.so chemistry is an important subject. It carry us to success. I like chemistry too much.
—aditya dwivedi

Chemistry is so important because it has to do with everything in our daily lives. Chemistry just makes us understand how everything works a little better. For example why a certain pain reliever works more then the other, or why you need oil to fry chicken. All this believe it or not is possible because the study of chemistry.
—joselitop

chemistry in our life
chemistry is the most important thing in our lives. Everything that we use from the toothbrush in the morning to the food we eat to the road we travel by and the books we read are all there due to chemistry and that is why it is very important in our day to day life.
—priya

science student
Chemistry is important to study because in our day to day activities, chemistry provide us on how we can manage things. The food we eat, chemistry explain how we may time table it in such a way that it will suit our bodies. The medicines we use, if not with the knowledge of chemistry there will be no medicines as well. Chemistry also has provide knowledge on how to produce many things for our commercial purposes.
—Wuese Daniel

Why is chemistry important?
Because every things is made of chemistry which are need of our daily life. We can not live without chemistry.
—LITON

kitchen chemistry
Everything in the kitchen is chemistry. Mixing of substances is chemistry.
—abby sams

Importance of chemistry
Chemistry creates the atmosphere of understanding how and what our most precious world is made of. Everything is made up of multiples of infinitesmal atoms closely packed together to give us one whole product. Moreover, it elaborates more on how different chemicals react with each other. Therefore, it is clear that chemistry is everywhere at any time!
—Manqoba Mthabela

Uses of chemistry
Chemistry is useful in all areas of life. You  need chemistry to know how your cooking gas is been produced and even the name. You still need it to know the chemical process that is occurring in your cooking and even in your environment. Chemistry is essential to life.
—Bimbim

Chemistry is important because it is the source of human activities.
—Gift.21