Chemistry is the central science – essential for all subsequent studies in Medicine, Dentistry, the Biological Sciences and Environmental Conservation, as well as many branches of Engineering, Materials Science and related courses.
The proper setting for the study of Chemistry is the entire material universe: living and non-living. The ideas involved affect our understanding of all that happens around us. Everything is Chemistry! There is no change that occurs in our material universe that does not involve chemical processes. Chemistry is not only a laboratory science; it lies at the centre of our understanding of how the world works. Scientific progress has made possible real advances for us all – better health, increased life expectancy and a higher standard of living, which have improved the quality of our lives. Chemistry is one of the core scientific disciplines. Advances in Chemistry contribute directly to our everyday lives – to the medicines we take, the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the environment we live in. Chemistry is the foundation of some of our strongest industries, and has an extraordinary impact directly on our lives. New medicines, catalysts, and materials are the very essence of technological progress and industry is well aware of the importance of developing such compounds that emulate the arch-inventor, nature itself.