What is Chemistry? - Definition, History & Topics


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Which of the following is NOT one of the main branches of chemistry?

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1. Chemistry is the study of matter, its properties, its composition, how it changes, and how it interacts with what?

2. Which of the following might an analytical chemist do?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of chemistry history and topics. The main branches of chemistry and the history of chemistry will be on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Chemistry is interested in how what things interact
  • Analytical chemist
  • Origins of chemistry
  • Major advancements in chemistry

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about chemistry
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding what an analytical chemist studies
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the history of chemistry

Additional Learning

To learn more about the field studying matter and its changes, review the corresponding lesson on called What is Chemistry? - Definition, History & Topics. This lesson will help you:

  • Define chemistry
  • Know inorganic, organic, biochemistry and physical chemistry
  • Identify where the different studies of chemistry can overlap
  • Know the contributions of Democritus and Boyle to chemistry
  • Describe how alchemy was eventually replaced with chemistry