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    Please comprehensively explain chemistry


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    Sure. But this will take a few years, maybe longer if done in a thread and I don't think anyone here is going to take the time to do that. You need to so some self-study first, then come back here when you have specific questions.

    Why don't you start here: Chemistry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Then get yourself a used text book on amazon -- they're pretty damn cheap.

    There are also online courses. I'm sure they range from poor to excellent. Try this one: http://chemistry.about.com/od/chemis...nchemistry.htm


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    Quote Originally Posted by Onyeije Ernest View Post
    Please comprehensively explain chemistry
    This post actually made me laugh out loud. Thanks for that.

    Let me just say this; chemistry is not just one topic. It is a field. To explain it means to explain crystal chemistry, geochemistry, organic chemistry, cellular chemistry, and so on. It would take, quite literally, years to do so.

    Now, if what you want is a definition or explanation of a certain kind chemistry or chemical rxn, then I'm sure we could oblige.
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    The only chemistry I care about is that which facilitates an understanding of astronomy.
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    If you care about one chemistry, you must care about them all. The interaction of atoms cannot be boiled down to "that which helps me understand X". That's like saying, "I only care about language in so far as it helps me pick up women." It kind of applies across the board.
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    Isn't this what we all do? C'mon, chill out. We all tend to focus more heavily on topics of interest while only doing the bare minimum of another field as it relates to the one we care about.

    The two responses above seem to set an unreasonable standard that if someone enjoys science, they need to stay up to date on every journal article of every field. And one shouldn't stop at science... You better stay up to date on all current affairs, all aspects of life.

    No one has that kind of time. Me, I barely ever watch the news, anymore. It's sensationalized drama and depressing.

    It's perfectly acceptable and allowable that someone cares only about enough chemistry to know what they need to know while exploring a passion like Astronomy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    It was the pointlessness more than lack of interest that I was having a go at...
    True- I won't deny I had the same question. It took two criticisms before I bothered to post on it.
    But this is what the thread has to go on:
    Quote Originally Posted by Onyeije Ernest View Post
    Please comprehensively explain chemistry
    It's not much of a thread, anyway. A seagull posting asking the most general question, ever.
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