What is Chemistry? - Definition, History & Branches


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Why is chemistry known as the central science?

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1. Which best describes the field of chemistry?

2. What are some examples of chemistry?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the history and branches of chemistry. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding why chemistry is known as the central science as well as knowing the best description for the field of chemistry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Why chemistry is known as the central science
  • Best description for the field of chemistry
  • Examples of chemistry
  • Difference between analytical and applied chemists

Skills Practiced

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

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about chemistry's branches and history
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as analytical and applied chemists
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding chemistry branches and history and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the world of this central science, review the corresponding lesson on the What is Chemistry? - Definition, History & Branches. This lesson will help you:

  • Describe what chemistry studies
  • Appreciate the interaction between matter and energy in chemistry
  • Identify the fundamental building blocks of the natural world
  • Understand the contributions to chemistry from Robert Boyle
  • Know the main branches of chemistry and their characteristics