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Copyright © 2007 by Concise Books Publishing LLC. Visit us at to download other free chapters from "The Concise Guide to Chemistry." C H A P T E R 1 : I N T R O D U C T I O N T O C H E M I S T R Y 1 Chapter 1 I I n n t t r r o o d d u u c c t t i i o o n n t t o o C C h h e e m m i i s s t t r r y y Chemistry is the central science. It’s the foundation upon which all other sciences are based; embraces all other sciences. It’s the study of properties and changes of matter, and its interactions with energy. Beauty of chemistry lies in its ability to simplify a seemingly terrifyingly complex universe, where everything is constantly changing on one time scale or another, into few fundamental principles that enable us to understand, appreciate and change our world. 1.1 Chapter Concept Map
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