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Solutions o substances in reagent bottles, includin ammonium hydroxide an nitric acid, illuminatit in different colours

Chemistrie (frae Greek: χημεία) is the science o maiter an its interactions wi energie an wi itsel. Acause o the diversitie o maiter, that is maistlins in the form o atoms, chemists aften studies the wey atoms o differin chemical elements interacts ti mak molecules an the wey molecules interacts wi ilk ither.

Chemistry is sometimes called ''the central science'' acause it bridges ither natural sciences like pheesics, geologie and biologie.