Essay On Chemistry In Everyday Life


               Importance of chemistry in our daily life

Everything is made of chemicals. Many of the changes we observe in the world around we see that caused by chemical reactions. Chemistry is very important because it helps us to know the composition, structure& changes of matter. All the matters are made up of chemistry. In our every day like various chemical are being used in various from, some of those are being used as food, some of those used clanging etc.

                                              1 Element in the Human Body

Body is made up of chemical compounds, which are combinations of elements. Probably know body is mostly water,  which is hydrogen and oxygen,

                                                2. Health Care and Beauty:

The diagnostic tests carried out in laboratories, the prognostic estimations, medical prescriptions, pills, the vaccines, the antibiotics play very vital role in health monitoring, control of diseases and in alleviating the sufferings of the humanity. Right from birth control to enhancement of life expectancy- all have been made possible using the unequivocal services of Chemistry. From simple sterilization surgical instruments with antiseptic solution to Chemotherapy and Genome sequencing are all nothing but applications of Chemistry. Injecting cows, buffaloes, goat and sheep with bovinesome towropeIncreases milk-production but it is indiscriminately being used by sportspersons to un-ethically enhance performance. Aging- a chemical change can only be checked chemically. Most beauty products are produced through chemical synthesis to clean, nurture and protect skins. However their certain ingredients are hazardous to our health in the long run.

                                                  3. Industries and Transport:

From cloth mills, lather factories, petro-chemical industries and refineries to metal industries- all use numerous fuels for power generation and chemical products for processing their product and improve the equality and simultaneously produce pollution. Now-a-days chemical effluent treatment plants use chemicals to control or neutralist he hazardous impact of pollutants produced by the industries. Aviation and shipping industries generate power through power plants which burn fuels. Petrol and diesel emit out green house gases dangerous for the survival on earth which damage the ozone layer that protects us from UV rays. As a result global warming has taken place which is a destroyer of the planet earth. But again Chemistry paves the way with bio-fuels.

                                            4. Food Security and Agriculture:

The famous green revolution to increase agricultural produce so as to ensure food security was triggered by the advent of inorganic fertilizers. Since then fertilizers are extensively used by farmers to restore the fertility of soil in the fields. Pesticides are used to protect the crop during farming and preserve the grains from pests, rats and mice during storage. Genetically modified seeds which are used to enhance production and earn profits through export of food grains are agricultural applications of Bio-chemistry. Whereas refrigeration system for cold storage of vegetables and raw meat uses Poly Urethanes Foam (PUF) and the chemical properties of gases, the preservatives in packaged food products are known to have adverse impact on our body.

                                                   5. Science and Technology:

The destructive effects of Atom Bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Generations in Japan have suffered the devastation and there has-been no solace. The threat of weapons of mass-destruction (WMDs) like the Nuclear, Chemical and Biological weapons looms large on the Humanity. Terrorists are using RDX and other explosives to run currents of fear down the spines across the globe. Nuclear reactors which are going to serve the future generations through power generation leave us with the problem of Nuclear Waste Management. Whereas the destructive power is generated through chains of chemical reactions, we remain assured that Chemistry has facilitated the chain of counter measures too in the form of safety suites and NBC resistant bunkers. Forensic science- the comprehensive scientific analysis of material evidence in the context of the law uses principles of chemistry to facilitate crime investigation. Tele-communications, Information Technology and Space Missions- all bank on the chemistry of semi-conductor sand nano-tubes.


                                                                6 Cooking
Chemistry explains how food changes as we cook it, how it rots, how to preserve food, how our body uses the food eats, and how ingredients interact to make food.

                                                                7 Cleaning
Part of the importance of chemistry is it explains how cleaning works. we use chemistry to help decide what cleaner is best for dishes, laundry, yourself, and your home. we use chemistry when use bleaches and disinfectants and even ordinary soap and water. How do they work? That's chemistry!

                                                               8 Medicine
it is very need to understand basic chemistry so that we can understand how vitamins, supplements, and drugs can help or harm us. Part of the importance’s of chemistry lies in developing and testing new medical treatments and medicines.

                                                         9Environmental Issues
Chemistry is at the heart of environmental issues. What makes one chemical a nutrient and another chemical a pollutant? How we can clean up the environment? What processes can produce the things our need without harming the environment? We're all chemists. We use chemicals every day and perform chemical reactions without thinking much about them. Chemistry is important because everything you do is chemistry! Even our body is made of chemicals. Chemical reactions occur when we breathe, eat, or just sit there reading. All matter is made of chemicals, so the importance of chemistry is that it's the study of everything.

                                                  Reference

1 http://chemistry.about.com/od/chemistry101/f/importanceofchemistry.htm

Chemistry is present in every aspect of life, and here we can see a few examples. There are articles about the chemistry of everyday life, and also a few about physics, as it's also present in our daily life

2 http://www.novapdf.com

I wrote an essay about the importance of chemistry in high school and submit it into a competition. My essay was awarded second place in the Country in the high school category. So I decided just to do a simple blog post about the importance of chemistry in everyday life.

The importance of chemistry in everyday life is listed below, but the list does not reflect all the ways in which chemistry is important to everyday life.

  • For all living things to function and survived their bodies perform various chemical processes. Some of those processes includes; respiration, digestion, producing new cell, filtering and releasing of waste substances from their bodies, reproduction, etc. so all living things depend on chemical reactions to function and survived.
  • Chemistry is the foundation of medicine. Human being use chemical reactions to create medication for a broad spectrum of illness and/ or they utilize medicinal plants and animals. Chemical reactions takes place in plants and animals, this result in the formation of substances in some plants and animals that can be used to treat illness. Chemistry is important to everyday life, because it provides medicine.
  • The food we consume each day comes directly from chemical processes. So without chemistry we and our domesticated animals would have no food (yes no home cook meals, fast food, animal feed, etc.). We would also have no food flavouring and colouring to put on our food.
  • Chemistry is needed for the continual advancement of technology. By using the principles of chemistry we are able to extract different types of metals and also create different types of plastics. Plastics and metals are used in all aspect of society; from the office, housing industry, transportation industry (car, train, etc.), power industry, manufacturing industry to the food industry. The metals and plastics created are used to build electronic devices (phones, tablets, etc.), cars, lab equipment’s, hospital equipment’s, etc..

So because of chemistry we are able to make the iPod, laptops, cars, tablets, plastic bags, shoes, and clothing, send a man to the moon, genetically modified food to be healthier, treat diseases, etc. Chemistry also enable us to cook and clean.

N.B. Chemistry is involve in the creation of all manmade objects and things. So everything you touch throughout your life time, is touch by chemistry.

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