Analytical chemistry uses qualitative and quantitative observation to identify and measure the physical and chemical properties of substances. In a sense, all chemistry is analytical.

Physical chemistry combines chemistry with physics. Physical chemists study how matter and energy interact. Thermodynamics and quantum mechanics are two of the important branches of physical chemistry.

Organic chemistry specifically studies compounds that contain the element carbon. Carbon has many unique properties that allow it to form complex chemical bonds and very large molecules. Organic chemistry is known as the “Chemistry of Life” because all of the molecules that make up living tissue have carbon as part of their makeup.

Inorganic chemistry studies materials such as metals and gases that do not have carbon as part of their makeup.

Biochemistry is the study of chemical processes that occur within living organisms.

Today we can preserve food items for long duration’s of time; we have millions of chemicals that are being used in different industries for manufacturing a variety of products. Cell phone covers, plastic bags, the steel used in construction, the pasteurized milk, photosynthesis, the crackers we burn, etc. are only a few examples of products of chemistry. These products are such deeply rooted in our lives that we fail to visualize their importance and the role of the science behind them.