Chemistry is for life
Chemistry is the foundation for life, everything around us is chemistry based, from the chair your sitting on to the food that you eat. The point is that there is so much more to life than what we first visualise.
Take water for example, our earth is made up of 70% water, our land mass does not even make up half of the earth. The percentage of water in an average 70kg male is around 60%, so as you can see we have already got an idea of the influence of water on us and our planet. It is the most abundant compound on earth and is in some recognition of how literal life changing it is. Water is made up of the two elements oxygen and hydrogen; one molecule of water will consist of two hydrogen's attached to one oxygen atom.
With in a cup of water there would be millions of these molecules all attached to one another by bonds known as hydrogen bonds, these hydrogen bonds are the result of electrostatic attractions between molecules of H20.
Chemistry is amazing; it offers the answers to questions which are yet still be answered and has the ability to awe and inspire.
Science and education
In 2005 a news report via BBC news revealed how students were not interested in science and 51% of students found science to be boring; as a result science subjects at A-level was also being neglected and was not a subject that was being chosen above others such as art or physical education. Chemistry and of course science in general is needed and really should be a large priority subject which should fascinate the minds of learners.
School pupils tend to ask the question, why do we need science? or more specific chemistry? these are questions that cannot be answered with just one simple answer. But with a understanding of the basis of chemistry and science as a whole we can all begin to fully understand the meaning of science and of course how important it is for us to develop as a society.