Chemistry is one of the fundamental sciences we have in our world. We know chemistry as the science which explains atoms, molecules, elements, compounds, their properties and much more. All of our daily activities have a little bit of chemistry associated with it. From how it all started with the big bang to how our planet is heating up due to the greenhouse effect can be explained on the terms of chemistry as well.
Even the simple act of breathing can be explained with the help of chemistry. Breathing is essentially the exchange between oxygen and carbon dioxide between our lungs and the environment. During this process sugars like glucose react with oxygen to give out carbon dioxide, water, and energy. Chemistry even helps us to represent it in the form of a chemical reaction as stated below.
C6H12O6 + 6O2 → 6CO2 + H2O + Energy
Glucose + Oxygen → Carbon Dioxide + Water + Energy
Chemistry is also often referred to as the central science as it is what often links many of the other sciences like biology, physics, and geology. Chemistry links the above subjects in fields of medicine, engineering and even earth science. Even astronomers need chemistry to understand what stars are made up of and conceptualize its properties.
With the chemistry’s involvement as a central science, the science offers plenty of opportunities for people interested in it to get into a specialization they will love. Let us look at a few of them.
- Opportunities in all areas of industries: Since everything we see has a chemical explanation, every industry starting from oil to a small scale cosmetic product line requires a chemist to work on their projects.
- Environmental protection and Public health: During a time wherein we are facing drastic changes in climatic conditions due to our misconducts, a chemistry professional is required to collect, analyze data and suggest what we can do to save our planet and our species.
- Research: There is still a lot that we don’t know about the universe we live in. You could find R & D options in universities, government and private agencies and even new industries. You would be in charge of finding new chemistry projects which will help our race or the organization you will be working for. There were so many limitations which withheld chemists in the past, but with the new technological innovations happening day by day, chemists can start to unearth complex topics which they could not investigate before.
- Teaching: One of the noblest professions anyone can take, teaching is the best way to provide to the society. Passing on the knowledge you have accumulated over the years to the coming generations will help you to get a bigger bank balance, have a sense of accomplishment and provide to the society.
Thus, here we have discussed some of the many aspects of chemistry which make it appealing for people to choose it as a career. To know more about chemistry and discuss topics like Polymers, check out our YouTube channel –