- Have you ever wondered what is chemistry?????
- what do the chemists do????
- why chemistry is a science and not i don’t know an art for example????
- why chemistry has a noble price while the math doesn’t????
- is chemistry just a science with one major????
thus lets read this article and know about chemistry, applied chemistry, pure chemistry, the difference and then read a wonderful joke. thus:
Have you ever wondered why water freezes or how nylon is made? Do you like to figure things out just for fun, even if you can’t necessarily use the information for anything? You might enjoy pure chemistry.
If we step into the field of chemistry we will see there are two broad categories:
Applied chemistry and pure chemistry.
You can think of each branch as sisters. Although they are related, they have very unique differences. Pure chemistry is the ability to study something for your own knowledge benefit. On the other hand, applied chemistry is the process of using your knowledge for an intended purpose or application.
Let’s think of it this way, pure chemistry is our theoretical brain of chemistry. This simply means that, as a pure chemist, you like to investigate the theory or principles of important chemistry topics. Applied chemistry is our practical brain of chemistry. As an applied chemist, you research the different ways to solve real world problems.
But wait a minute; did you know pure chemistry could help its sister, applied chemistry? Yep, it can! Findings from pure chemistry research can provide a great stepping stone for applied chemistry research. There are so many projects created from scientists who were curious about something, which in the end, led to useful discoveries.
Pure Chemistry at Work: Examples
There are several examples that involved the use of pure chemistry. Our first example involves materials we can find in a variety of linen products. These materials are cotton and silk. Many, many years ago, a scientist by the name of Hermann Staudinger, wanted to learn more about the molecular structure of cotton and silk fibers,while in other hand we have another major called applied chemistry, let us discuss this major as wise
Have you ever wondered what drives the makers of laundry detergent to constantly improve their products? The answer stems from a field called applied chemistry. Discover what applied chemistry is and explore some real-world examples.
What Is Applied Chemistry?
There are many slogans used to describe laundry detergents, from ‘No other soap like it’ to ‘Protect them before they fade’ to ‘Stain, what stain?’ No wonder they’re all competing to catch your attention – have you ever walked down the cleaning aisle at a store only to become overwhelmed by all the options? Whether it’s a stain lifter or power booster, applied chemistry is the science behind the differences and improvements among products like laundry detergent.
Applied chemistry is the application of the principles and theories of chemistry to answer a specific question or solve a real-world problem, as opposed to pure chemistry, which is aimed at enhancing knowledge within the field.
Let’s say your aim is to find a cure for a disease – Alzheimer’s. You work hard in the laboratory creating a drug that stops dementia from setting in. This would be an example of applied chemistry, since you used chemistry to solve a specific, real-world problem.
Understanding the Process
Chemistry, like other fields of science, follows the scientific method, though perhaps not as strictly. The scientific method is composed of techniques and guidelines for conducting research that help scientists ensure their results are accurate. Let’s explore how steps of the scientific method can be used, even loosely, by applied chemists in the laboratory. Keep in mind that some scientists follow processes that more strictly adhere to the scientific method.
Step 1: Define your problem or question. This is crucial to applied chemistry. After all, the field is focused on finding an answer or solving a problem, so the first thing we need to do is clearly state the problem or question. This will help you find the goal of your testing. For example, you might determine that you want to address a problem with hair care: that there are no effective products to protect blonde hair from turning green in chlorine. Your goal, then, is to create a shampoo that people can use before swimming to stop chlorine from affecting light-colored hair.
Determining the problem or question early on will make it easier to move through the rest of the steps smoothly.
Step 2: Crack open the books. Once you’ve defined your problem, it’s time to build up your bank of knowledge about the subject at hand. Again, we’re trying to use our knowledge to solve a problem. So, looking at our hair care example, you might investigate the chemical properties of chlorine and try to understand how it reacts with human hair to change colors. In turn, you might discover potential ways to stop that reaction or guard the hair against chlorine. This will help guide your research in the right direction.
Step 3: Design the study. Now, you can move on to research design. The aim is to create a conceptual structure in which you’ll conduct your study. There are various types of study designs, such as diagnostic, experimental, and explorative designs, but you can plan your testing in any way best suited for reaching your goal.
For instance, to create a product that will protect hair from chlorine, you might begin by testing reactions that occur between chlorine and other chemicals. Once you’ve found a mixture that you believe will work, you might go on to test the product on mouse fur before moving on to human hair.
Nevertheless as a conclusion:In other words, it’s about applying our knowledge to improve things or find solutions to problems. Therefore, applied chemistry uses our existing knowledge about all things chemistry (often from pure chemistry) and tries to make it useful.
Here let us end our writing with a chemistry joke: Did you know that oxygen went for a second date with potassium?
How did it go?
It went OK2